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Local in Boston: 'It'll bring us together'

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BOSTON (WRCB) -- The capture of the second suspect comes as a relief to Boston residents who were told to stay indoors Friday.

The city was completely shut down. Public transit came to a halt and businesses closed.

One million people were told to stay home.

Among them: a Chattanooga woman who currently lives in Boston.

Channel 3 spoke to her by Skype Friday evening from her apartment.

"I had a few friends who were a couple of blocks away when it happened, but no one was hurt," says Jennie Berglund.

Like the rest of America, Jennie Berglund was glued to her television as the search for the second marathon bombing suspect ramped up.

She watched from her home just north of Boston Proper.

Work was canceled and Berglund was told to stay home.

"Everybody in the close proximity to Boston has been advised to stay in their houses," says Berglund. "Looking out the window, I'll only see a person or two every minute which is not normal."

"It's scary," adds Berglund.

Mass transit was shut down. Businesses closed.

Friday's shutdown will cost the city of Boston about $300-million, but that wasn't what Berglund was focused on.

"We've all been wondering who in the world would do this," Berglund says. "It's just so terrible."

Now that the second suspect is in custody, Berglund says it will be good to get back to a normal routine.

And she knows Boston will mend.

"I know Boston will be tremendously affected by it," Berglund says. "But, I think more than anything it's just going to sort of bring everybody together and reinforce the fact that this is a great city."

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