Social Media Reveals Nightmare in Boston

Social Media Reveals Nightmare in Boston

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Some of the first footage we saw in the social media world Thursday night came from a Youtube video. Around 10:30 p.m. the video, tweeted by Mike Valencius showed multiple police cars flying down the streets of Boston near MIT.

The manhunt was live tweeted by a few people-- one of them being an MIT professor. Around 10:48 p.m.he tweeted a picture from inside his building that was surrounded by state police.

He continued to tweet about hearing explosions, and hearing police scream towards Watertown after a car was hijacked.

Andrew Kitzenberg was in Watertown-- live tweeting what he was seeing as the manhunt continued in his front yard. His pictures showed a terrifying scene as the shootout took place at the foot of his driveway.

He also tweeted another picture that showed a bullet hole that went through his wall and office chair-- one of many pictures tweeted showing damage from flying bullets.

More picture go on to show neighbors piled into homes taking shelter and trying to keep safe.

As authorities swarmed the streets of Boston Friday, there were pictures tweeted from every angle showing police, FBI, and S.W.A.T. teams patrolling Boston's streets and neighborhoods, in hopes of bringing this nightmare to an end.

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