This is just crazy. Boston has pretty much shutdown. The entire MBTA has shut down including commuter trains and buses. The city of Watertown has been closed to incoming and outgoing traffic. Schools have closed for the day. Residents of Cambridge, Watertown, Waltham, Newton, Belmont, and Allston-Brighton are asked to stay home and businesses in those cities were asked to remain closed.
The photo above is from a twitter account from someone in Watertown who woke up to this in her backyard.
Alleged video from a resident in Watertown of the shootout (or at least the sounds of a shootout)
Here’s a link to the police and fire scanners for the affected areas.
This appears to be the suspect Djohar Tsarnaev’s russian facebook equivalent page.
From @Boston_Police All taxi service in the City of Boston has been suspended pending further notice.