Boston on Lockdown as Manhunt Intensifies
"We believe this to be a terrorist," Boston Police Commissioner Ed David told reporters early Friday morning. "We believe this to be a man who's come here to kill people. We need to get him in custody."
Public transportation all over the Boston area has been shut down. Authorities are speaking to the residents of Watertown, Newton, Belmont, Cambridge, and the Allston/Brighton neighborhoods and asking them to stay indoors for the time being. They are also asking businesses in those areas to cooperate and not open today until law enforcement can provide more guidance and information.
A manhunt that started in Cambridge late Thursday evening following a deadly shooting, which resulted in the death of an MIT police officer, changed gears to a high-speed chase and erupted in a gun-battle and IED booms.
"It sounded like 'boom boom boom boom.' We’re like, 'What was that?' Then it was like, 'bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam,boom.' It sounded like that. And then it slowed down. It was right around the corner on Laurel street. I heard all of this," said Shawn Bertulla of Wooster. "It was like a shotgun explosion," he said."
Watertown resident John Grimes told Breitbart News, "It was maybe quarter of one and I heard an explosion and then I heard a second explosion and when I heard the third explosion, I opened my front door and I head sirens everywhere," He added, "So I got in my car and I went to Spruce street and they were checking on top of vehicles under vehicles, so they had somebody cornered from what I could see."