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Boston lockdown hits home

By Kianga Kelley
Published On: Apr 20 2013 12:00:04 AM CDT
BRIDGETON -

 The City of Boston was under siege for almost 24 hours. Those living in the New England City were asked to stay in their homes for their own safety and to not interfere with the investigation. Several people living in Eastern Carolina have lots of family and friends who were affected by lock down.

Barbara Richardson lives in Bridgeton; she told News Channel 12 that phone connections had been down making it difficult to get in contact with her so Michael Howlett and his wife Andrea, so she turned to social media.

 “I have never used Facebook as much in my life as I have this day, this week. That’s the only way I can talk to them,” said Richardson. “There are all kinds of posters and things like; lock the doors and have a beer or how many games can you play on your Nintendo or whatever it is now, and I think they'll persevere.”

Richardson said she was glued to her TV ever since Monday's explosions during the Boston Marathon. She said she had to find the strength to reassure her children everything would be ok, especially for her granddaughter Karmella Barter who lives outside of the city limits. Barter attended college classes with Krystle Campbell, one of the three victims killed during the race.

“It's scary, but I keep telling myself what I told them the day of the marathon, how do I deal with this? There were hundreds of people that were courageous and loving and caring...and only two nuts. So you have to keep it in perspective you can't live your life in fear or they win,” said Richardson.