IAMA resident of Watertown living in the cordoned off zone. AMA
UPDATE #8: Sounds like they have the guy cornered/have taken him out. Multiple helicopters in the air. All police on my street and neighboring streets are gone. people are outside with the cellphones set on police scanners congregating in groups.
UPDATE #7: Cops are back in the neighborhood. Don't want to give too many specifics but they more closely resemble an occupying military force at this point with what they've brought with them. Overheard one SWAT member saying that suspect 2 sustained a gunshot wound earlier today but who knows if that's cop to cop rumor.
I'm not doing this for Karma. I'm doing this for people who are curious about whats going on and might not be getting an answer on the news. I don't know how much I'll be able to answer but ask away.
Alot of people are asking about if police searching houses door to door. I have not personally been searched(though my backyard was). I can not comment on other parts of neighborhood but so far I have only seen cops enter a couple homes.
In terms of evacuations I nor any of my neighbors have received any orders to evacuate. I have a bug out bag ready in case they come knocking but I hopefully won't have to leave my apt.
In terms of police presense I don't want to comment on specific locations but suffice to say there is an assortment of cops in flack jacks and tactical gear on many of the streets. Also earlier a convoy of EMS and SWAT vans along with humvees were parked on the street for a while.
Update #5: Asked to remove any posts with information about cops movements. Still safe and sound. Will keep you all posted
Update #6: Things have quieted down alot in my immediate area. After all this is settled I'll post pictures/ video.
On a side not, people are accusing me of being a Karma Whore/ fucking Karma Pussy etc. Let me just address that real fast. While Karma doesn't have any 'real world' value I know people take offense when other redditors haven't 'earned' said Karma. I started this AMA mostly to keep friends who are redditor in and around Boston updated.(Cell phone service is spotty in my place). I wish any Karma I have gained from this thread would be earned, not the product of 'being in the right place, at the right time'. Idk if its possible, but if there is a way to reset my Karma to pre AMA levels then please let me know.