WTAMU alumni provide insight to Boston search

Former West Texas A&M students Carla German and Tim Vela were on lockdown Friday as Boston authorities searched for 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the remaining bombing suspect of the Boston Marathon massacre.

Tsarnaev's 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan, was killed in a shootout with police early Friday morning.

Carla German described Boston as "somber" and "tense" as residents waited for a ban to be lifted so they could leave their homes.

"Everything that was happening was happening in our neighborhood, a few blocks away so it's really scary because you just don't know where he is or what the situation is, or what's going on," said German.


olice officers and SWAT members combed through Boston neighborhoods, as the search continued.

Vela said his Cambridge neighborhood resembled a "ghost town".

"There is not one person out. No cars driving by, no buses. The only thing I've seen go by is a police car. A few of them."