Brendan Carroll, a 34 year-old resident of Watertown, was on Adams Street during the manhunt for the second bombing suspect. He talked to Boston Public Radio's Jim Braude, Margery Eagan and Emily Rooney today about watching reports of a shooting at MIT on television last night, and suddenly hearing real gunfire. He stepped onto his porch and watched the black SUV reportedly stolen by the suspects fly past his front lawn, hotly pursued by police forces who opened fire on the vehicle, littering the street with bullet casings.
In pajamas and slippers, Brendan was spied by police on his porch with neighbors, all of whom were told to get on the ground and were briefly held at gunpoint while each one was checked against the missing suspect's identity. They were quickly let go. Hear his account: