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Governor, Mayor Extend 'Shelter In Place' Order Through Entire City

All Boston residents asked to stay inside and lock doors.

Governor Deval Patrick and Police Commissioner Ed Davis (Speaking for Mayor Tom Menino) have extended the "Shelter in Place" recommendation to all of Boston. 

"We're asking people to shelter in place. In other words, to stay indoors with their doors locked and not to open their door for anyone other than a properly identified law enforcement officer," said Patrick in a press conference in Watertown this morning. 

The order is an extension of the previous shelter recommendation, which included Watertown, Waltham, Newton, Belmont, Cambridge and Allston/Brighton. The new order means there are approximately 935,000 people are now locked in their homes.

"Please understand we have an armed and dangerous person(s) still at large and police actively pursuing every lead in this active emergency event. Please be patient and use common sense until this person(s) are apprehended," read a statement from the mayor's office.

Kathy G April 19, 2013 at 12:30 PM
JP residents, are we really supposed to stay inside?? No walk around the pond, no smelling magnolias in the Arboretum. What do you plan to do?
B. Ke April 19, 2013 at 02:51 PM
Let the authorities do what they need to do with all the space they need.
Rob Allen April 19, 2013 at 05:16 PM
Yes. What don't you understand? Crazy guy with bomb on the loose. Can you wait a couple of hours or a day to take a walk at the pond and smell the magnolias in the arboretum?
Deborah Falconer April 20, 2013 at 12:28 AM
That should be him in that boat so people can get in with their lives. This was a senseless act of terrorism in our country. It needs to be handled carefully. To all involved, be careful. Prayers to all effected! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!

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