Boston under lockdown, Red Sox and Bruins games in question
The city of Boston and surrounding communities are on a lockdown Friday while a large-scale manhunt is under way for the remaining suspect in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.
All residents of Boston were ordered to stay in their homes Friday morning as the search for the surviving suspect in the marathon bombings continued after a long night of violence that left another suspect dead.
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis made the announcement that the entire city should stay indoors at a news conference where Gov. Deval Patrick said the remaining suspect, described as a dangerous terrorist, was still on the loose.
Friday night in Boston the Red Sox are scheduled to play the Kansas City Royals at 7:10 p.m. ET at Fenway Park, while the Boston Bruins are slated to host the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7 p.m. ET at TD Garden.
The Bruins and Penguins both called off scheduled morning skates because of the manhunt. Bruins spokesman Matt Chmura said Friday morning there was no announcement yet regarding the status of the game.
Red Sox spokesman Kevin Gregg told The Associated Press the status of the baseball game has not yet been determined.
All area universities including Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, Boston College and Boston Univeristy have canceled classes on Friday and suspended or postponed athletic events.
A posting on the Harvard Crimson website said, “The University has also canceled shuttle services and all athletic events and practices, indefinitely.”
Another posting on the Boston College website said, “State emergency management officials have asked businesses, schools and colleges in six cities and towns – Allston/Brighton, Cambridge, Belmont, Newton, Waltham and Watertown – to remain closed Friday morning, as a manhunt continues in the Watertown area for an at-large suspect in the Marathon Monday bombing attack.”
Students from Boston College had planned a memorial walk on Friday to honor the victims of Monday’s bombing, but on Wednesday made the decision to postpone the event.
SOURCE: FOX Sports