Boston Residents on Lockdown Share Fear on Twitter, Facebook

Joanna Stern
ABC News
Shootings In Cambridge, Watertown Draw Massive Police Response
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WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Residents of an apartment building watch as members of the FBI, State Police, Boston Police, Cambridge Police, and other law enforcement agencies, survey the perimeter on April 19, 2013 near the home of suspect #2 on Norfolk Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. According to reports, one suspect has been killed during a car chase and the police are seeking another - believed to be the same person (known as Suspect Two) wanted in connection with the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon earlier this week. Police have confirmed that the dead assailant is Suspect One from the recently released marathon bombing photographs. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)


As Boston has been put on lockdown as authorities conduct a "massive manhunt" to find the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect, residents of the city have taken to Facebook and Twitter to share with friends and family that while they are frightened, they are safe and remaining indoors.

At 7:19 a.m. this morning Juliana Hatfield (@julianahatfield) tweeted a photo of a sign that was left on her door by police in the City of Cambridge. She also told her followers that "I'm fine - thanks for the concern, everyone … i wasn't planning on leaving my apartment today anyway-now i have more."

i fell asleep to the sound of helicopters overhead and woke up to this on my front door-whoa twitter.com/julianahatfiel…

— Juliana Hatfield (@julianahatfield) April 19, 2013

"Residents of Watertown asked to stay indoors," the Boston Police Department tweeted. "Do not answer door unless instructed by a police officer." Public transportation has been suspended and authorities told people at closed stops and stations to go home. The situation is scary, to say the least. In fact, #scared was a trending term on Twitter in Boston this morning.

I wish I could say that I'm not scared, but I've never been more terrified in my life.

— Kenny Benjamin (@KennyBenjamin) April 19, 2013

I shouldn't be scared to live in my own city #Boston

— Eliza Gulbis (@ElizaGabrielle) April 19, 2013

I'm seriously scared right now. Way to close to my house. (2blcks)Afraid of explosives. Everything. Be safe people #watertown #bostonstrong

— Barry (@barrygagne) April 19, 2013

I miss the days when we stayed home because it snowed. #Boston

— Carl (@CMorriss87) April 19, 2013

Many others, who weren't even in Boston, also shared their fear for the people living in the city.

And like we saw on Monday after the bombing, the non-Boston community, has been sharing their support and prayers for the community.

#PRAYERS for Boston & This World.

— Steve Smith (@steve21smith) April 19, 2013

Wow. thinking about Boston and the surrounding areas. Sending love and prayers.

— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) April 19, 2013