Boston Marathon movie won't be filmed at UMass-Dartmouth

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Posted: Mar 05, 2016 4:58 PM

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A university attended by one of the Boston Marathon bombers says it won't allow filmmakers to shoot on campus scenes for an upcoming Mark Wahlberg movie about the deadly attack.

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Acting Chancellor Gerry Kavanaugh said Saturday filming scenes for "Patriots Day" there would be too disruptive. He says the university decided after talking with students and faculty members.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) was a UMass-Dartmouth sophomore when he and his brother carried out the 2013 attack. He returned to campus after they exploded two bombs at the marathon's finish line, killing three people and injuring hundreds. His brother died after a shootout with police in Watertown, where residents also have declined to allow filming.

Producers have regularly said they're willing to film elsewhere.

Tsarnaev was convicted and sentenced to death. He has apologized to the victims.