Watertown Residents Report Bullets in Houses from Crossfire


The shootout that occurred in the Boston area early Friday morning left behind frightening remnants in some residents' homes as wayward bullets went through walls, ruined furniture and damaged windows.

When the police came into Watertown, Mass., they awoke many neighbors who likely would not go to sleep for the rest of the day. 

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed during the shootout, but his brother Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, is still on the loose. 

It started around a block away from Megan Marrer and Adam Andrew's apartment. The couple have been up since two in the morning.

"We found a hole in the living room wall and a bullet on the floor that clearly had been from the crossfire," Marrer said.

The Boston Police Department has told all residents of Watertown, Waltham, Newton, Belmont, Cambridge and Allston Brighton to stay inside.

As the day goes on, police are beefing up their security and sending SWAT teams to search buildings for the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect. Tanks are also patrolling the streets.

While the ordeal has been stressful for many, having police presence has helped.

"It's been unnerving," Andrew said. "But having police presence has calmed me down a little bit."

Today, unlike other days, is a quiet day in the Boston area, as people are listening to police orders and staying home.

"They told us to lock the doors and stay inside until we are given the all clear," Marrer said.

Sources: NBC, NY Daily News


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