Boston Area Residents Document Eerily Empty Streets

By Emma Koch

Credit: Justin Abraham @JustinABC17

The Boston Univ. campus is deserted as everyone is urged to stay indoors and city is shutdown. http://twitpic.com/ckfmvh

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    The city is almost deserted... #Boston #lockdown #manhunt #ATVNyourview pic.twitter.com/Uf1y2yp4KB

    ( Zach Herbert @zachherbert)

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April 19, 2013 Updated Nov 2, 2013 at 11:01 PM EDT

BOSTON, Mass. (www.incnow.tv) -- Following the release of photos of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings by the FBI, the suspects emerged.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, brought the Boston area to a halt when they fatally shot an MIT security officer, robbed a 7-11 and carjacked an SUV. The ensuing gunfire between the suspects and the police late Thursday evening, brought residents to a heightened state of alert.

By Friday morning around 5 a.m. the entire city of Boston was on lock-down as the FBI embarked on a massive manhunt for the younger brother. The older brother had been pronounced dead after the shootout. Friday afternoon many residents documented the "ghost town" like streets and took to Twitter to show the world the eerie scene.

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