The major media said-
"Residents were TOLD to stay inside"
"Residents were then ALLOWED to leave their homes"
TwitterBoston Police Dept. @Boston_Police
#CommunityAlert - Large police presence in Watertown. For safety of all involved, residents asked to stay indoors.
The Boston Police Department continued issuing warnings to residents early Friday morning to stay indoors and not answer doors unless to identified officers.
“We’re asking people not to go outside. We’re asking people not to go to mass transit,” an official said in a televised briefing.
"The situation is grave... we need your help" - police appeal to #Boston residents to stay indoors
BREAKING: Police are locking down neighbourhoods in a 20-block area of #Boston as they hunt for the 2nd suspect in the marathon bombings.
Friday, April 19, 2013 6:12:41 AM
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick tells all of Boston to stay indoors as massive manhunt continues
NBCNews: City on lockdown
MassGovernor Boston, If you are in your home & need services, contact local officials! They will assist you
The local TV Boston station said the police are beginning to get heavy handed about the order to stay home.