Ohio University Graduate Reacts To Watertown Lockdown

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An Ohio University alumna is currently under lockdown at her Watertown residence.

Elisha Bender has been stationed at her house since the Boston's police commissioner told all of Boston to stay in their homes as the search for the surviving suspect in the marathon bombings continues.

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis made the announcement Friday morning, after a long night of violence that left the other suspect dead.

Bender says the situation, in a way, makes her feel "helpless".

“I’m not trained to respond in these kinds of emergency situations so I’m OK sitting back and waiting for authorities to tell us what to do,” she said.

Bender said she was caught off guard when she heard the news. 

“Watertown is really a quiet part of Boston,” she said. “It’s just hard to believe that it’s happening here.”

Although she feels safe surrounded by police and safety officials, she expects to lie low for a while.

“I don’t want to be out and about by myself even after they catch him,” she said. “I don’t know, it just would feel wrong.”

The Boston Suburb of Watertown continues to be under lockdown at this hour with residents required to shelter-in-place.

The police continue the massive manhunt for the second suspect in the twin explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured 170.