Boston Area Asked To 'Shelter In Place' As Search Continues For Second Suspect

Category: Politics / Apr 19, 2013 10:44AM EDT
Massachusetts officials say a massive manhunt is underway for the surviving suspect in the Boston marathon bombings that killed 3 and injured more than 170 people. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick warned the entire city of Boston to "shelter-in-place" on Friday (April 19) as authorities pressed a manhunt for the second suspect in the bombings. "There is a massive manhunt underway, lot of law enforcement involved in that. To assist that we have suspended all service on the MPTA - our public transit service - and that will continue until we think its safe to open all or some of that. We are asking people to shelter in place, in other words to stay indoors with their doors locked, not to open the door for anyone other than a properly identified law enforcement officer and that applies here in Watertown where we are right now, also Cambridge, Waltham, Newton, Belmont and at this point all of Boston, all of Boston," Patrick said at a press briefing in Watertown, Massachusetts. Early morning, police killed one of the suspects during a shootout and were engaged in a house-to-house search for the second man in the Boston suburb of Watertown after a bloody night of shooting and explosions in the city's streets. They said they were looking for the bombing suspect who was photographed wearing a white hat just before the Monday explosions. Video Source: Reuters