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.
P 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."