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Jackson woman recalls deadly events in Boston

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Jackson native Avery Nejam lives just a block and a half away from the site of the Boston bombings. (Source: Avery Nejam) Jackson native Avery Nejam lives just a block and a half away from the site of the Boston bombings. (Source: Avery Nejam)
Nejam snapped pictures from inside her apartment which is just a little more than a block away from where the actual explosions were set off. (Source: Avery Nejam) Nejam snapped pictures from inside her apartment which is just a little more than a block away from where the actual explosions were set off. (Source: Avery Nejam)
Nejam has placed American flags on her apartment balcony reminding others to pray for those victims of this tragic event. (Source: Avery Nejam) Nejam has placed American flags on her apartment balcony reminding others to pray for those victims of this tragic event. (Source: Avery Nejam)
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson native Avery Nejam lives just a block and a half away from the site of the Boston bombings. She spoke with WLBT about the tragic events and the lockdown.

"Two days ago they found the lid of the second pressure cooker of the second bomb on the building next to my apartment. We're literally, we are in the middle of the crime scene," Nejam said.

Nejam, 21, is a student in Boston. She and her mother have been confined to her downtown apartment, even as the city remained on lockdown.

"They say stay away from windows and doors. Keep your doors locked and do not open the door for anyone that doesn't look like an official police officer," Nejam said.

She said normally the streets outside her apartment are busy with car and foot traffic, but Friday it was like a ghost town.

"I think everything has happened so quickly, I haven't had time to be scared. It's safer to me being right here where it happened than being elsewhere when you don't know what else could be there," Nejam said.

Nejam and her mother were spectators during the marathon.

"We were about two blocks away from the first bombing when it went off," Nejam said.

And even closer to the second explosion.

"And within maybe 12 seconds the next one went off. The entire ground shook. I swear the buildings shook. From a second instance I knew it was not fireworks, it wasn't a transformer. It was a big explosion. It sounded like a bomb and felt like an earthquake," Nejam said.

Nejam said right now she and her family are thankful to be alive. She has placed American flags on her apartment balcony reminding others to pray for those victims of this tragic event.

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