NBC News   |  April 16, 2013

Montage of eyewitness sights and sounds

Watch this special montage of eyewitness sights and sounds from the day of the Boston Marathon bombing

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This content comes from Closed Captioning that was broadcast along with this program.

>> as we near the end of this broadcast, we want to remind everybody what we said at the start. this is always the best day of the year in boston. a public holiday , a global sporting event , a chance for a great city to welcome the world. that, of course, is not how it turned out. sadly, today, now becomes part of the permanent history of the city, the marathon, post- 9/11 era, the era of this threat of domestic terrorism. here again is how it played out.

>> guys, guys, no way. no way. go back. go back back.

>> one of the scariest things i've ever witnessed in my lifetime.

>> you just saw just chaos. one of the first things i thought is, we got to get out of here. i thought that more was going to happen.

>> just makes you think about are you ever safe?

>> this is like a bomb explosion that we hear about in the news in baghdad or israel.

>> all i knew what to