Boston Lockdown Lifted Briefly

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Shelter in place order reinstated during the ongoing manhunt for the surviving suspect in the terrorist bombing of the 117th Boston Marathon earlier this week.

Massachusetts state police lifted a citywide lockdown of Boston Friday evening at a press conference, but put it back into effect as police reportedly cornered the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Massachusetts. Boston had come to a virtual standstill after the order was given Friday morning, with transportation systems closing and residents told to stay indoors. As of the police announcement at 6 p.m. on Friday, Boston transit returned to service and people were no longer advised to take shelter in their homes.