Officials Shut Down Watertown, Pursue Second Suspect In Bombings

Watertown, Mass. has been shut down by officials as they pursue the second suspect in the Boston marathon bombings, ABC News reports.

Residents were awakened to the sound of gunfire overnight Thursday (Apr. 18) when police shot the first suspect. Officials say the suspects had hijacked a car in Cambridge, Mass., and drove to Watertown — eight miles west of where the explosions took place in Boston — while being chased by police.

Authorities issued the lockdown via news conference, robo-calls and Twitter to tell residents to stay indoors.

“We are asking you to stay home, stay indoors,” police said at a presser Friday morning. “We are asking businesses not to open. We are asking people not to congregate outside. We’re asking people not to go to mass transit.”

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