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Louisville natives 'holed up' in their Boston homes

Police conducting the door to door search in Watertown, MA. Police conducting the door to door search in Watertown, MA.
Lu Ann Reeb Lu Ann Reeb

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The people of Boston have been caught in the middle of an event they can only describe as "surreal." A bombing, a shootout, and a manhunt has left many citizens on edge. 

Boston public schools and universities, the transportation system and some businesses have been placed on lock down. Many residents were under a "shelter-in-place" advisory where they are encouraged to stay in their homes. 

"We were awakened this morning at 6:30 by a recorded message from the Belmont Police Department saying stay inside, don't go outside," said Trey Grayson, the former Kentucky Secretary of State who now lives in Boston. 

Lu Ann Reeb, a Louisville native, said she spotted 100 officers on her college campus. Reeb said the streets of Boston are eerily silent. With a whole city locked down, people are passing the time glued to their TV sets, and computers. 

"It's a tough emotional roller coaster," said Reeb. 

"We are all just waiting and listening to the radio and checking reports and hopefully something will happen soon," said Andrew Porter, a student at Harvard University. "We are all just kind of holed up."

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