“We had just eaten lunch and we were walking back,” remembers 24-year-old Whitney Kleinert, “It was me, my best friends, and my husband. We were standing at this store looking in the store window and we all just felt like boom!”
Kleinert knew something was wrong when she felt the ground shake. At the time she was just two blocks away from deadly explosions in downtown Boston.
“Oh my God, I mean, it’s horrific. You can see it on people’s faces like when you’re walking back you could just see it,” says Kleinert, “We were just standing where when you look on the news and you see the blood and the flags. Oh my God we were under those flags.”
Whitney took pictures near the finish line and walked away just minutes before the blast. Tonight she’s safe, but she says the city is scarred.
“It’s just like a lull. The city is in a lull.”