Watertown Resident From NJ Describes Scene Of 'Exhilarating Terror' Outside His Window

By Katie Colaneri, WBGO News
April 19, 2013

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Officers with guns drawn crounch in position in Watertown, MA. Photo courtesy of Andrew Clark.

The ongoing manhunt for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has residents of Boston and the outlying suburbs on lockdown. WBGO spoke with a former New Jersey resident living in Watertown where thousands of police officers have converged on the streets.

In the early hours of the morning, Andrew Clark was rudely awakened by what he thought was a neighbor taking out the trash in the normally quiet streets of Watertown, Ma.

“Just making an absolute ruckus about it, like a lot of banging, a lot of rustling and now in retrospect that was probably the shooting.”

The search for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings eventually led swarms of police to his neighborhood. Clark, originally from Union County, NJ, describes the scene outside his window.

“Police in full tactical gear hiding behind cars and stone walls with their guns pointing down our driveway.”

Clark says police have since moved on down the block, but he still feels an "exhilarating terror" as the manhunt continues. Police are still maintaining a heavy presence in Watertown and residents throughout the Boston area are still urged to stay in their homes.

One suspect, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is dead. Police are still searching for 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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