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UNL grad part of Boston lockdown

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By: Kayla Bremer
kbremer@klkntv.com

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate is among the many others in Boston who were under lockdown Friday. 

As the manhunt continues for the second bombing suspect, the citizens of Boston have been asked to stay in their homes and instructed to not open the door for anyone unless they're in uniform.

UNL graduate Rebecca Kaiser lives just a few blocks away from where the bombing happened.  She just got to work when the lockdown began.

"It definitely had an edge and people were nervous," Kaiser said.  "I think as the day has gone on, we are weary and very exhausted that this has gone on as long as it has.  I think we were hopeful that this would be resolved by noon and we could take a deep breath and kind of go on with our lives."

Kaiser says although the city is on lockdown, it feels more alive than ever.  She says the police presence and activity she's seen from her window at work today has been non–stop.

Kaiser was three blocks away from the finish line when the bombs went off.  She says in the last couple of days, spirits were up and hope was restored after Obama's visit, but the feeling was much different this morning.

"It was like we came out of our fog and our shellshock only to wake up this morning in a nightmarish bad dream and it's still going on now."

Many of the events in Boston planned for Friday night have been canceled due to the search for the second suspect.

Kaiser says, while the feeling in the city is very eery, those who live there are more united than ever.

"I have never been more proud and felt more like a Bostonian than I have this week and the sense of community and the sense of family here...and just the sense of you know, holding your head high and walking forward and leaning in, it's going to only continue from here."

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