Elisabeth Rohm - Elisabeth Rohm Caught Up In Boston Bombings Drama
Actress Elisabeth Rohm was caught up in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings last month (Apr13) and has compared the "serious chaos" she encountered to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York in 2001.
The former Law & Order star was in the Massachusetts capital filming a new movie and looking forward to a visit from her five-year-old daughter Easton when the atrocity took place on 15 April (13).
Rohm reveals she almost attended the marathon but decided on a last-minute nap before Easton flew into the city - and when she awoke she was confronted by scenes of chaos outside her hotel and a local airport.
In a blog for People.com, she writes, "I thought, 'Oh my God - there has been a terrorist attack and my daughter is about to land in less than an hour.' I jumped in (the car), turned on the news and hauled a** to the airport. The calls poured in from all my family and friends warning me to stay in my hotel and not to leave. I simply said, 'I'm driving to the airport to get Easton. Once we are back in the hotel safely, I'll call you.'
"The airport was in serious chaos when I arrived. Runners walking shell-shocked through the hotel on phone calls with loved ones, security and police gearing up for what would be a heinous week here in Boston. Everyone was talking to strangers and sharing in the fear, grief and confusion of the moment. It reminded me of 9/11.
"Then the doors opened and Easton came bounding into my arms. I held onto her for dear life, not knowing what I had brought her into by having her come to Boston. Our adventurous plans were squashed as I gathered her suitcases and raced all of us to the car in hopes that the quicker we made it back to the hotel, the safer we'd be. It was a city under attack, with chaos and pain."