BOSTON (CBS) — A week after the Boston Marathon bombings, the Federal Bureau Of Investigation has turned the crime scene over to the City Of Boston.
At 5 p.m. Monday, the FBI presented Mayor Tom Menino with a commemorative American flag that has flown at half-staff over the Boston Marathon Finish line.READ MORE: Candlelight Vigil Scheduled In Memory Of 5-Year-Old Elijah Lewis; Autopsy Confirms ID
Now, the city will begin its 5-step plan to reopen the area to the public.READ MORE: Dartmouth College Requires Remote Employees Be Vaccinated
The 5-steps include testing the area for contamination, structural building assessments, removing debris, internal building assessments and re-entry including communication and counseling.
Makeshift memorials to the bombing victims will be moved to Copley Square Park.MORE NEWS: Veteran Sportscaster Bob Neumeier Dies
Large message boards will be placed in the area so people can record their thoughts and reflections.