The streets are empty in Boston, which is in the middle of a manhunt. This is what the roads look like in a city on lockdown.
There are parts of the city where men with assault rifles are going door to door, but the streets are cleared everywhere. "It's a police state. Everything is shut down," one resident told the Baltimore Sun. Another resident expressed a feeling of purpose, saying "everyone is following the rules, hoping the suspect is caught soon."
Some think the city looks like the set of a zombie movie, others think it seems ready for a car chase.
People from all over Boston are pouring out pictures onto Twitter and Instagram.
Streets in Cambridge and Somerville eerily empty. twitter.com/davabel/status…— David Abel (@davabel) April 19, 2013
via The Associated Press, yesterday
Rush hour in Boston: a city in lockdown. twitter.com/aaronbetsky/st…— aaronbetsky (@aaronbetsky) April 19, 2013
Watertown MA- eerily quiet. We're being passed by lots of heavy duty police vehicles. Chopper overhead. twitter.com/tvkatesnow/sta…— Kate Snow (@tvkatesnow) April 19, 2013