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Justice Department Issues $8.4 Million Grant For Boston Marathon Victims

The United States Justice Department announced on Monday that it would issue an $8.4 million grant to help victims, witnesses and the first responders who were at last April's attack at the Boston Marathon.

Reuters reports that in addition to those at the Boston Marathon, the funds from the grant also will go to residents in the Watertwon neighborhood where a gunfight took place between Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and police in the days following the bombing.

"This grant funding will provide critical support to many who were affected by last year's terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon," said Attorney General Eric Holder. "We will never forget the courage of the first responders, marathon participants, and bystanders who rushed to save lives on that terrible day, nor the heartbreak and pain of those who suffered injuries or lost friends and loved ones."

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is still awaiting trial for his role in the attack; Tamerlan was killed in the gunfight.

by RTT Staff Writer

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