CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - So what would motivate someone to do such a thing? 22news spoke with a violent behavior expert to help us understand this murderous act of evil.
"It's not mental illness, it's about compressed anger." Springfield based violent behavior expert Dr. Frank Sacco has worked with the FBI on other high profile attacks on innocent people.
Dr. Sacco told 22News he thinks someone from inside this country was sending a symbolic message to strike the heart and soul of the city. "I really believe they see themselves as martyrs; somebody delivering a message, an avenging angel. Somebody who's going to go down in history as teaching Boston a lesson."
Dr. Sacco doesn't think people should change the way they live because of this event, and not fear for their safety in crowded public places. "If you look at the facts, you are much more at risk driving a car. You're much more at risk of being hurt by a drunk driver, or by some household accident than you are by an event like this."
Dr. Sacco believes these home-grown terrorists, failed to achieve their purpose. "It's to burst the spirit. It's to break the spirit of the city, and I think what they've done is just the opposite. I've never been to the Marathon. I'm going next year."
Dr. Frank Sacco will delve deeper into his impressions of what motivates people to commit such crimes this Sunday on " 22News InFocus " at Noon.