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Vt. native waits out lockdown in Boston apartment

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Residents of Boston remain on edge after a daylong lockdown while police searched for the bombing suspect. We talked to one Vermont native who lives in Boston. She says tension continue to rise with the bombing suspect still on the loose.

"It's becoming a little restless and I think people are becoming curious to know what is going on and hoping to leave the house," Karia Young-Eagle said. "But, honestly, it is just creepy to know that there is someone so dangerous that is around us-- and we don't know where he is."

With the usually busy streets of Boston empty, Young-Eagle described the lockdown as eerie and unsettling.

"There is just a lot of unknown and a lot of confused people and a lot of shocked people-- myself included. The whole thing is surreal. It is just stranger than fiction," she said.

The Vermont native who now lives and works in Boston says the lockdown has been affecting the city in numerous ways. Her friend is a nurse at Tufts Medical Center and tells Young-Eagle that tensions are high.

"The restaurants and the hospital and the little cafe are starting to run out of their resources. There is a lot going on there. No one is allowed in or out of the hospital and it is just-- just a really chaotic time for everyone," Young-Eagle said.

And for the UVM grad, the chaos began on Monday as she cheered on friends the day of the marathon.

"I was pushing through the crowds to meet them and watch them cross the finish line and that's when I saw the first bomb go off," Young-Eagle said. "So I kind of stopped-- everyone around me kind of froze and wondered if it was cannon or celebratory fireworks or something like that. And that is when the second bomb went off and I knew that a lot of people were in danger."

Young-Eagle says there was a sense of devastation and sadness in the days following the marathon bombings. And now, during this manhunt, fear and chaos has returned to the city.

Friday evening, the governor lifted his shelter-in-place order, but residents were urged to remain vigilant.

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