Students gather Monday for a vigil at the Umass Dartmouth campus. Photo by Steve Klamkin WPRO News
By Steve Klamkin WPRO News
Students gathered late Monday afternoon on the college campus attended by suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, to remember the victims of the bombing and the aftermath.
“In the face of uncertainty, we came together,” UMass Dartmouth Student Government Association President Marven-rhode Hyppolite told the crowd, estimated at more than 200, one day after the campus was reopened.
The campus in North Dartmouth was hastily evacuated Friday when it was learned that Tsarnaev, 19, the younger of two brothers suspected in the bombing and subsequent shootouts with police, attended the college.
His older brother, Tamerlan, 26, was shot and killed in a shootout with police early Friday in Cambridge. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured later that night, hiding in a boat in a backyard in Watertown.
An affidavit filed in support of federal charges against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was unsealed on Monday, indicating that agents Sunday seized a large pyrotechnic, BB’s, and a white hat and black jacket of the type seen on photographs from the bombing, released by the FBI.