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Mass. Officials says Workers can Return Home

Police activity on Norfolk Street, Cambridge

BOSTON (AP) — State officials say people who went to work before public transportation was shut down during the search for the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, and before residents were urged to stay at home, are free to leave work.

Kurt Schwartz, the director of the state Emergency Management Agency, said Friday afternoon that even though there is no public transportation, people are not expected to shelter in place at work.

He says they can drive home, have someone pick them up, or take a taxi. Taxi service in the area was temporarily suspended Friday, but has since resumed.

State law enforcement authorities asked residents of Watertown, as well as the surrounding communities of Boston, Newton, Waltham, Cambridge and Belmont to stay inside during the search for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (JOH’-kahr tsarh-NY’-ev)..

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