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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.


  1. City and state police went door to door in Watertown, looking for the suspect.
  2. Some Watertown residents said they were evacuated from their homes as a precaution.
  3. This Watertown resident took shelter in a basement.
  4. This resident posted pictures of two police snipers on the roof of a shed.
  5. The mayhem started before midnight and continued through the early morning. This resident heard a police shootout on the street outside his house.