Newton police tell businesses to close, residents stay indoors during search for marathon bombing suspect
Newton is one of several communities where residents have been told to stay indoors as authorities search for the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect, and Newton City Hall is closed. Newton police issued the following advisory at around 7:30 a.m. today:
WHILE A SEARCH IS IN PROGRESS FOR THE 2ND BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING SUSPECT, NEWTON RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO FOLLOW THE ADVICE OF MASSACHUSETTS OFFICIALS AND STAY INDOORS UNTIL YOU RECEIVE FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.
NEWTON BUSINESSES ARE ALSO ASKED TO REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE MBTA SYSTEM IS COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN IN THE GREATER BOSTON AREA SO PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE, WALK OR CONGREGATE AT ANY LOCAL MBTA STATIONS.
THIS SUSPECT IS ARMED AND DANGEROUS. DO NOT OPEN YOUR DOORS TO ANYONE EXCEPT UNIFORMED PERSONNEL WITH CITY IDENTIFICATION CARDS.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, PLEASE LIMIT THE USE OF 9-1-1 CALLS FOR TRUE EMERGENCIES ONLY, AS OUR PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL WILL VERY BUSY OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS.
PLEASE STAY TUNED TO YOUR LOCAL RADIO AND TELEVISION STATIONS
FOR MORE INFORMATION.