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, 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."