Boston area residents are holding their breath this morning while law enforcement searches for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Social media was filled with images of an empty downtown and law enforcement filling residential streets.
This photo was widely circulated, of a strangely deserted Kenmore Square.
Boston magazine's Jason Schwartz posted a similar picture of Massachusetts Avenue.
Mass Ave in Central Square at 9:40 am on a Friday. Crazy. twitter.com/SchwartzHub/st…— Jason Schwartz (@SchwartzHub) April 19, 2013
Steve Brown of WBUR observed a bomb-sniffing dog near South Station.
Amtrak police bomb sniffing dog checking stranded passengers near South Station twitter.com/WBURSteve/stat…— Steve Brown (@WBURSteve) April 19, 2013
Billy Baker of the Boston Globe posted this picture of a backyard in Watertown, the suburb at the focus of the search.
Photo posted by Watertown woman about an hour ago of insane scene in her yard. twitter.com/shawna_england…— Billy Baker (@billy_baker) April 19, 2013
Reuters also shot some photos of the scene in Watertown.