Tweets from the Boston manhunt
Twitter lit up Friday morning with dramatic reports from confused and terrified residents of suburban Boston, where a massive manhunt was underway for a suspect in Monday's Boston Marathon bombings. Here are some highlights (statements expressed in these tweets could not be immediately verified.
- — Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police)Fri, Apr 19 2013 09:44:56#CommunityAlert: Chief Ed Deveau thanks Watertown residents for their exceptional patience & cooperation.
- City and state police went door to door in Watertown, looking for the suspect.
- — Rachel Bruce (@RaediantPhoenix)Fri, Apr 19 2013 10:21:33For the record: SWAT asked me if I WANTED them to search my home. Did not force me, didn't come inside. Not searching illegally. #watertown
- — Deval Patrick (@MassGovernor)Fri, Apr 19 2013 09:42:10The stay indoors request stays in place due to continuing developments. Only allow uniformed, identified, officers into your home.
- — feyza burak adli (@feyzaburak)Fri, Apr 19 2013 08:25:24We may be under enormous stress and losing our patience but I really appreciate the endless efforts of the security forces since midnight
- — Anonymous (@YourAnonNews)Fri, Apr 19 2013 06:14:51#Watertown: Don't tweet names of streets or live tweet police actions. Suspect may have mobile access and definitely has explosives.
- Some Watertown residents said they were evacuated from their homes as a precaution.
- This Watertown resident took shelter in a basement.
- This resident posted pictures of two police snipers on the roof of a shed.
- The mayhem started before midnight and continued through the early morning. This resident heard a police shootout on the street outside his house.
- — Seth Mnookin (@sethmnookin)Thu, Apr 18 2013 22:14:07At least 30 police cars, maybe more, on residential street in Watertown. Police have guns drawn, trying to set up perimeter.
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