Watertown residents tweet their terror: A timeline

As police underwent a manhunt for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon explosions, residents were urged to stay inside and not open their doors. Terrified, they tweeted updates about their neighbourhoods.

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  1. 12:55 a.m.
  2. Around 1 a.m. Gunshots and explosions are heard in Watertown, just outside Boston. Dozens of police officers and FBI agents converge on a Watertown neighbourhood. A helicopter circles overhead.

    2:21 a.m.

  3. 2:40 a.m.
  4. 3:29 a.m.
  5. Around 4:30 a.m. Massachusetts state and Boston police tell people living in eastern Watertown to stay in their homes. 

    4:35 a.m.

  6. 6:04 a.m.
  7. 6:36 a.m.
  8. Around 6:45 a.m. The Associated Press identifies one Boston bomb suspect as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, who has been living in Cambridge, Mass. The other, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot dead after a police shootout Thursday night.

  9. 7:31 a.m.
  10. 7:51 a.m.
  11. 8:07 a.m.
  12. Around 8:40 a.m. A U.S. law enforcement official and the uncle of the suspects confirm that the name of the slain suspect is Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the other suspect's older brother.