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WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - Watertown residents say it was like being in a "war zone" when they were woken in the middle of the night during a shootout between police and the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

Retired couple Albert and Anna Lanzo heard gunfire and a large boom that shook their house and lit up the sky at around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

Anna Lanzo, a retired medical secretary, says now she knows what it's like to be in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Christine Yajko says she knew the sounds she heard in the early morning hours Friday were gunshots so she stayed away from the windows. She says police came to her door and told her there was an unexploded bomb in the street right outside her home.

Mike Julakis says he heard 100 gunshots.

Police are locking down some neighborhoods in Boston and its western suburbs as they search for the remaining suspect in the marathon bombings.

Authorities urged residents in Watertown, Newton, Waltham, Belmont, Cambridge, Arlington and the Allston-Brighton neighborhoods of Boston to stay indoors. All mass transit was shut down.

At least a quarter of a million people live in those suburbs. Many people in the city of Boston and surrounding areas rely on the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority to get to work.

The announcement Friday morning comes hours after the killing of one suspect, known as the man in the black hat from marathon surveillance footage. The man in the white hat is on the loose and police are calling him a "terrorist" who came here "to kill."

That suspect has now been identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass.

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