WATERTOWN, Mass. -- With the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing still at large early Friday morning, Gov. Deval Patrick ordered everyone in the city to stay home.
"There is a massive manhunt underway," he said at a morning press conference, calling it a "rapidly developing situation."
Police Col. Timothy P. Alben added, "It may take hours."
Earlier, the governor ordered a shutdown of the city’s public transportation system and officials urged people in some suburbs to stay home from work and school.
“We are asking businesses not to open,” Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Director Kurt Schwartz told reporters at an impromptu news conference just after dawn. “We are asking people not to congregate outside."
Officials urged residents of Watertown, where a dramatic scene unfolded overnight, to take particular caution.
“Search for armed suspect continues in Watertown,” the Boston Police Department said in a tweet early Friday. “Residents reminded to remain indoors. All vehicle traffic suspended.”