Patriots Day filming of Tsarnaev’s capture felt eerily similar to April 2013

The movie shot the scene in Framingham Thursday night with Mark Wahlberg and Kevin Bacon.

Actors in tactical gear enter the yard behind a house on Harrison Street in Framingham during the final night of filming in the location for Patriots Day, a movie about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, on April 21, 2016. A bullet-ridden boat can be seen, which was used to depict the arrest of Boston Marathon bomber suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Photo by Jim Tuttle.
–Jim Tuttle

No one in the Boston area will ever forget the events of April 19, 2013 in Watertown.

Now those events are being reenacted three years later. The Mark Wahlberg feature film Patriots Day, which will follow the events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings, shot scenes in Framingham this week. Filmmakers used the Boston area neighborhood to represent Watertown, filming a recreation of the apprehension of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on April 19, 2013.

Here, lighting equipment was set up behind a house on Harrison Street in Framingham on Thursday night in preparation for filming the arrest scene.

Lighting equipment is set up behind a house on Harrison Street in Framingham in preparation for filming an arrest scene for Patriots Day, a movie about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, on April 21, 2016. Photo by Jim Tuttle.

Actors in tactical gear could be seen on top of a garage behind a house on Harrison Street.

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Actors in tactical gear are seen on top of a garage behind a house on Harrison Street in Framingham during the final night of filming in the location for Patriots Day, a movie about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, on April 21, 2016. Photo by Jim Tuttle.

Both actors and crew members gathered near this boat, riddled with bullet holes, behind a house on Harrison Street.

Actors and crew members can be seen in the backyard of a home on on Harrison Street in Framingham during the filming of the movie Patriots Day on April 21, 2016. Photo by Jim Tuttle.

It was after dark, but residents took turns posing for photos with actors in tactical gear in between filming.

Residents took turns posing for photos with actors in tactical gear in-between filming scenes for the movie Patriots Day on April 21, 2016. Photo by Jim Tuttle.

An ambulance and dozens of uniformed extras were present on Harrison Street, as well.

An ambulance and dozens of uniformed extras seen on on Harrison Street in Framingham during the final night of filming there for the movie Patriots Day on April 21, 2016. Photo by Jim Tuttle

Men carried what appeared to be a stunt mattress away from the film set.

Men in police tactical gear carried what appeared to be a stunt mattress away from the film set of Patriots Day on Harrison Street in Framingham on April 22, 2016. Photo by Jim Tuttle.

The cast and crew left the set after wrapping up filming on Harrison Street early in the morning on Friday.

Patriots Day cast and crew leave the set after wrapping up filming for the third and final night on Harrison Street in Framingham early in the morning on April 22, 2016. Photo by Jim Tuttle

Look closely for Patriots Day stars Mark Wahlberg (center, entering SUV) and Kevin Bacon (far right).

Patriots Day stars Mark Wahlberg (center, entering SUV) and Kevin Bacon (far right) leave the set after wrapping up filming for the third and final night on Harrison Street in Framingham on April 21, 2016. Photo by Jim Tuttle

Framingham resident Courtney Lockhart grabbed a selfie with Bacon shortly after filming wrapped—around 3 a.m.

Framingham resident Courtney Lockhart takes a selfie with Patriots Day actor Kevin Bacon shortly after filming on Harrison Street wrapped up around 3 am on April 22, 2015. Photo by Jim Tuttle.

Framingham resident Courtney Lockhart takes a selfie with Patriots Day actor Kevin Bacon shortly after filming on Harrison Street wrapped up around 3 am on April 22, 2015. Photo by Jim Tuttle.

Lockhart snapped a solo photograph of Bacon, as well.

Framingham resident Courtney Lockhart takes a photo of Patriots Day actor Kevin Bacon shortly after filming on Harrison Street wrapped up around 3 a.m. on April 22, 2015. Photo by Jim Tuttle.

Actors in law enforcement tactical gear stood on the street after filming wrapped.

Actors in law enforcement tactical gear stand on Harrison Street in Framingham after three days of filming was wrapped up around 3 a.m. n April 22, 2015. Photo by Jim Tuttle.

Thursday night/Friday morning marked the third and final night of filming on Harrison Street.

Actors in law enforcement tactical gear walk off of the Patriots Day movie set on Harrison Street in Framingham after three days of filming was wrapped up around 3 a.m. on April 22, 2015. Photo by Jim Tuttle.

One man captured the sounds of the actors filming the Tsarnaev capture scene. To listen, fast-forward to around the 8:20 mark in the Periscope video embedded below.

Patriots Day will open in Boston theaters on December 21.

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