BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) — One week after two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring over 170 more, the FBI has turned over the scene back to the people of Boston.
At a ceremony on Boylston Street Monday afternoon, members of the FBI lowered and folded the flag that stood near the finish line of the race, and presented it to Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.
The six block area has been closed down since the bombing so that federal investigators could painstakingly go through the debris and surrounding area to collect evidence.
The city can now begin their five-phase plan to get the area back open to residents and businesses, including cleaning up the area of non-evidentiary debris, performing structural assessments, and eventually full access to everyone.