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Louisville natives 'holed up' in their Boston homes

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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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