Student carjacked by Tsarnaevs speaks at ‘Patriots Day’ news conference

BOSTON (WHDH) - The college student carjacked by the Tsarnaev brothers after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing spoke for the first time Thursday since the attacks.

Dun “Danny” Meng was carjacked by the Tsarnaev brothers but managed to escape and told police the GPS code to his car. The information helped tracked down the bombers and ended the manhunt in Watertown.

“I never thought of myself as a hero, I just think I’m fortunate to survive,” said Meng. “I think the heroes are the officers who came in the gas station and saved my life, really.”

The carjacking and Meng’s escape are recreated in the new movie “Patriots Day,” starring Dorchester native Mark Wahlberg. At a news conference for the movie, bombing survivor Jessica Kensky told Meng that many survivors were touched to meet him and thank him.

“We have all been impacted but I don’t think I’d have the bravery he demonstrated,” said Kensky.

Meng also has a cameo in the movie. He plays a customer in a pizzeria sitting next to the actor who portrays him.

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