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Boston residents, those with area connections closely monitor hunt for bombing suspect

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After the Boston marathon bombings Monday, two suspects in the case went on a crime spree, killing a police officer. One of them died and one of them remains at large, as Boston remains locked down during the manhunt.

Jessica Hurov, marketing director of the Hippodrome Theater in Gainesville, is monitoring the day’s events intensely. Hurov’s sister ran in this year’s marathon. Her brother as well as her brother-in-law, among other relatives are all currently in Boston amid the lockdown, and she spoke with WUFT’s Donna Green-Townsend about what has been an emotional week for her and her family.

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Stephanie Garry, a 2007 graduate in journalism and English from the University of Florida, lives about a third of a mile from the suspect’s home in Somerville, Mass. She currently works with a nonprofit that delivers health care to poorer countries around the world, including Haiti, which was key to the country’s post-earthquake recovery.

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College students during the are limited in movement while Boston is locked down. WUFT’s Shane Chernoff spoke to Kelsey Beck, a student at Harvard University. According to Harvard’s emergency page, the school has been closed and students are asked to be vigilant.

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