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Former Muhlenberg Student in Boston Recalls ‘Eerie Experience’ in Aftermath of Marathon Bombing

holt 300MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (4/20/13) - An Owensboro resident and former Muhlenberg County Student, in Boston on Monday, directly experienced the chaos following the bombings that killed three and injured many more at the Boston Marathon.

Suzanne Holt, a graduate of UK, told SurfKY News that she feels lucky that she was not in the direct area when the bombs went off. Holt said she left the finish line after running the marathon approximately 45 minutes before the detonations, and had just walked into her hotel room when the blast occurred.

“All of a sudden I started getting a bunch of text messages asking if I was okay, and so I turned on the news and saw what had happened. I had a friend who called my from the finish line asking if I had seen her husband,” said Holt. “I had another friend who had just walked into my hotel room who said that she had felt the blasts. They thought it was construction work at first.”

According to Holt, who was scheduled to fly out of Boston Monday, in the aftermath of the bombings, flights were grounded, cars weren’t allowed on the streets, and the Subway was the only transportation available.

“We weren’t in a huge hurry to get ready to leave because we heard that flights were down,” she said. “When we got word that flights were running again, we went down to the lobby, which was chaotic. On the streets, police and FBI were everywhere, and no cars were allowed to move. We walked about a half mile to the nearest Subway station. The best word I can use to describe it is that it was a very eerie experience.”

The bombing attack killed at least three people and injured more than 170 more. An eight year old boy was among the dead, and several runners suffered severed limbs and other injuries as a result of the blasts, according to national reports. As of now, it is unclear if the blasts were a part of a foreign terror threat, or were a “home-grown” threat. It’s been reported on multiple national news sites that Boston police are holding a “person-of- interest” as the investigation into who is responsible continues.

Alex Reid
SurfKY News
Photo provided by Suzanne Holt

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