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Residents tweet the 'surreal' scene in Boston

  • Boston and surrounding suburbs are in lockdown
  • People are sharing info, experiences from neighborhoods
Residents tweet the 'surreal' scene in Boston

"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.


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