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...please check your local news before leaving home this morning. There's a massive manhunt for one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing following the overnight killing of an MIT police officer. The other suspect is reported dead. There's a 20-block lockdown in the Watertown area, all MBTA service throughout is reported to be suspended, [edited] not just in Watertown; the whole system according to ABC and the Huffington Post. The Boston.com headline says "MBTA shuts down."

MIT, Harvard, and Emerson are all closed today.

In addition to the overnight shootings, there are reported to also be explosives involved.

This whole thing is utterly surreal. I hope it's resolved soon. From what I've seen on Reddit and Twitter, there are likely to be more WTF stories to follow, though how much of that is an artifact of life in the Internet Social Media Era is still TBD.

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jcbemis
Apr. 19th, 2013 02:39 pm (UTC)
BU is reported to be closed today as well by Harold Feld, whose father is a prof there
threeringedmoon
Apr. 19th, 2013 05:45 pm (UTC)
Too weird to follow this on Twitter knowing that the second suspect is probably seeing the same tweets as I am.
thinkum
Apr. 20th, 2013 03:04 pm (UTC)
Truly, a bizarre day, from start to finish. Glad that it's over.
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