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
— 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