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Boston travelers to New Orleans describe tension at home

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New Orleans, La.- A passenger arriving in New Orleans Friday afternoon on a flight from Boston describes the atmosphere in the city he left behind.

The terror investigation and manhunt for the remaining suspect in the Boston marathon bombing had all but paralyzed the entire city for much of the day

"It's just frenetic! People running around. There's not a cruiser going by that doesn't have his lights on and sirens wailing." says Wayne Duprez from the Boston suburb of Waltham.

Police in Boston shut down public transportation,urged people to stay inside their homes and suggested that businesses not open.

Duprez says the manhunt centered in Watertown changed his plans as he prepared to go to the airport this morning.

"We're in Waltham. We had to go through Watertown to get to Boston. So we went the other way. We went down route 95, so we circumvented the whole scene."

The trip to the airport took him ten miles out of the way. But, it meant avoiding the swarms of armed officers and armored vehicles that had converged on Watertown.

Watertown is where 19-year-old Massachusetts college student Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan got into a shootout with police after a carjacking.

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