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.

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  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.
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