Local woman studying in Boston recalls explosions

by: Amy Napier Viteri Updated:


ATLANTA - A Georgia woman attending college in Boston heard explosions from the manhunt for two suspects in the bombing at the Boston Marathon.

Devyn Taylor said she heard boom-like noises from her dorm room on Tufts University's Medford campus, which is just a few miles from Watertown, Mass.

"That's when we started to hear all the sirens and so we were like, ‘OK, something's definitely going on,’" Taylor told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri.

The university sent out emails warning students about police activity in nearby Cambridge and Watertown, specifically a report of explosions.

"That was a bit unnerving," Taylor said.

Classes and public transportation were shut down as Taylor began trying to make her way to the airport to fly home to Atlanta. She said getting a taxi was difficult, as was getting past all the heightened security efforts. Police were searching cars within a mile of the airport.

"And they were searching every one of them. Usually with situations they'll only search a few, or pull out a few. Yeah, they were searching every one, so it was a lot of traffic," Taylor explained.

She said there is relief knowing the suspects are no longer free but was angry and sad to think about what could have driven them to plan the attack.

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