Minnesotans caught in Boston crossfire


The manhunt for a Boston bombing suspect ended Friday while Minnesotans living in the area were put on lockdown for several hours.

"Takes me back to my tornado training back in Minnesota, I think those are the rules I was going by for this," Meghan Marrer, a St. Cloud native, told KARE 11.

Marrer and her fiance, Adam Andrew, woke up Friday to find a bullet hole in the window of their Watertown, Mass. apartment.

The couple was able to sleep Thursday night thanks to a loud fan. In the morning, both received an emergency text alerting them that the city was on lockdown.

"About 2:00 or 3:00 this afternoon the forensics team came by and took all of their photos, and documentation and took the bullet," Marrer told the Minneapolis television station.

Law enforcement flooded the streets of Watertown Friday in search of the remaining suspect in the bombings.

“We weren’t really paying attention. And then, about a minute later, you hear just a fleet of sirens,” Brad Holschuh, a 2003 Moorhead High School graduate and aerospace graduate student at MIT, told the Fargo Forum.

Police captured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, Friday night. The other suspect, his older brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan, was killed in a shootout with police earlier that day.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was wounded and is in serious condition at a Boston hospital.

Vinne Surges from Duluth told WDIO that the Boston community united during the dramatic unfolding of events this week.

"I think that as a grad student her or just as a working professional, it's been great so far just to see everyone come together throughout all these events," Surges said.

"People have lost their lives and there are injured people," Marrer said. "I'm just relieved there won't be any more of that and hopefully there will be some peace and safety in the Boston area."

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