Bluff City woman describes lockdown in Watertown - WRBL

Bluff City woman describes lockdown in Watertown

Throughout the day -- people in Boston locked themselves inside their homes and avoided going outside.

In the neighborhood of Watertown - police went door to door looking for the suspect.

Behind one of those locked doors - an employee of Harvard University who grew up in Bluff City and lived here until two years ago

Throughout the day, News Channel 11's Mike Lamia spoke with Dani Mullin on the phone. She gave us real time updates from the beginning of the lockdown all the way until the lockdown ended.

"I just got really nervous and I could feel myself start to shake and I could feel my heart rate increase it was very scary," said Mullin.

Mullin woke to the sound of warning notifications not to go outside.  We first spoke with her Friday afternoon.

"Because everything went down in Watertown -- it's just not safe for us to go anywhere," said Mullin, "especially since they don't have any substantial leads as to where this guy is"

Hours passed as police officers and FBI agents went door to door looking for the final suspect wanted in the bombing of the Boston marathon.

The tension could easily be heard in her voice.

"The thing that scares me now is that it's been so long -- that they have no idea where he is."

Around 6 PM, the police lifted the lockdown, but urged caution. An hour later more gunshots could be heard.

"It's just gotten really real--the 1st set of gunshots started happening and we came outside and we went back out on the porch and we heard some kind of boom," said Mullin.

Police converge on a boat parked in a Watertown backyard. We got in touch with Dani one more time.

"I know exactly where they are," said Mullin, "I know the landmarks. It's about a 5 minute walk."

The manhunt over, the suspect  in custody, the people of Watertown took to the streets to rejoice, along with their neighbor from East Tennessee.

"There's a gathering of people clapping and cheering we've made a toast of champagne we're just very relieved right now," said Mullin.

"Will take a lot to get used to again - to feel secure and safe -- but it will happen. It will happen."

Proof it already is. Dani is making plans.

"I've already decided I'm going to run a marathon next year," said Mullin.

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