BOSTON, Mass. — Before the suspect was taken into custody, the governor of Massachusetts ordered a city-wide “shelter-in-place” this morning due to the manhunt. One Southern Oregon woman had a first-hand experience of the lockdown.
NewsWatch12 spoke with Grants Pass resident Deanne Sharp who went to the Boston Marathon to support a friend. This morning, she described the city of Boston as a ghost-town. Nobody was allowed to get on the subway. She says homeowners were also told to stay inside.
“Total lockdown, you know? Even lock your doors and do not open it to anybody unless it was police officials,” Sharp said.
Sharp walked through what the city was like since Monday. After the explosion, she says Tuesday was very somber. Businesses were shut down and hardly anyone was out on the streets except for law enforcement officers. Yesterday, she says the city seemed to come back around until today.
Now, Sharp was about to sit up at the bleachers on the finish line, but decided against it last minute. A friend running in the marathon finished early and so she missed the explosion by about 10 minutes.