Streets deserted in an uneasy Boston
BOSTON - It's been far from a normal Friday in Boston and the surrounding area, as thousands of officers with rifles and armored vehicles swarm the streets. They're continuing the search for a 19-year-old college student who is wanted in the Boston Marathon bombing.
Boston and some of its suburbs are still at a virtual standstill. Public transit systems have been idle today, and people in Boston were told to stay where they are. Several area colleges and universities were locked down. And the Red Sox and Bruins have postponed their games tonight.
A man staying at a veteran's shelter in the shadow of City Hall said the scene was "creepy" -- with helicopters flying overhead, and authorities with automatic weapons in the streets.
Residents and tourists alike were frustrated and angry by the shutdown.
One man visiting from New York -- wandering the empty plaza beside a statue of Samuel Adams -- says it took him an hour and a half to find a cup of coffee. A couple from Dallas had been hoping to visit the Museum of Fine Art, Fenway Park and other landmarks -- but instead were having a hard time just finding a restaurant that was open.