Boston lockdown for bombing suspect manhunt affects NJ passengers

The effect of the virtual deadlock in the Boston area has been felt as far away as New Jersey. At Newark Penn Station, Amtrak trains

At Newark Penn Station, Amtrak trains to Boston

At Newark Penn Station, Amtrak trains to Boston were canceled. New Jersey Transit is also on high alert, placing extra officers and K-9 patrols throughout the station and train platforms. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

NEWARK - The effect of the virtual deadlock in the Boston area has been felt as far away as New Jersey.

At Newark Penn Station, Amtrak trains to Boston were canceled. New Jersey Transit is also on high alert, placing extra officers and K-9 patrols throughout the station and train platforms.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick ordered the City of Boston locked down for an intense manhunt for the men involved in the bombing at the Boston Marathon Monday.

Passengers were inconvenienced by the delays, but seem to be taking them in stride. Passenger Maruta Mitchell was at Newark Penn awaiting a train that originated in Boston. "That's why it's delayed. I'm glad it's delayed because I don't want to be on the same train with a terrorist," she said.

Officials say the suspension of rail service in and out of Boston will continue until Gov. Patrick lifts the lockdown.


 

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