" Surreal." " A war zone." " Like something out of a video game." That's how people in Boston and the surrounding suburbs are describing their situation, as more than a million residents observe orders of a lockdown.
Many people in Boston, Watertown, Newton and other areas are tweeting about their ordeal. It's an anxious exchange of information, tinged with disbelief. Is this really happening?
One user detailed a harrowing account of a firefight outside his residence:
Others posted intense pictures of police activity in the streets:
Still others took a moment to be tongue-in-cheek earlier in the day:
All in all, people seemed to agree the scene was like something out of a dream. Or a nightmare.