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New Yorkers Relate To Fears As Boston Situation Unfolds

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The population of Boston and its suburbs under lockdown is less than 15 percent of the Big Apple's, but has many New Yorkers wondering how they would cope with a similar and as intense situation. NY1's Roger Clark filed the following report.

New York City resident Judy Vangor says hearing about the lockdown in the Boston area Friday brings back bad memories from September 11, 2001.

"We were kind of on a lockdown so I think they are doing pretty much the same maybe a little bit more," Vangor said.

Vangor and other New Yorkers who spoke with NY1 said if they were told to stay in their homes during a manhunt, they would be willing to do indefinitely.

"I would stay in my house definitely. I don't even think I would answer the door if there were policemen there," Vangor said.

"It sounded like a good idea, a good decision. I mean I certainly would stay home," said another New Yorker.

But other New Yorkers say they would get restless quickly.

"I don't think that's the way to do it. I think you should go on living," said one New Yorker.

"It's about safety. So however long it takes, that one second that you let your guard down and you never know who's has that front door, or who's coming in your back window," said another New Yorker. "So you stay inside, you've got food, you've got television, you've got radio and you wait it out."

One man said he would probably go a little crazy after a day or two but said it all boils down to safety.

"If they told us I was locked down there's nothing I could do. You know I have to go by the rules and regulations of the officers and the people in that town," said one New Yorker.

"It's a dangerous situation you know people lost their lives so I think it's a good thing," said another New Yorker.

One man tells NY1 he would be concerned about being the victim of a home invasion if he was in the Boston area. Another New Yorker simply said the whole thing sounds truly frightening. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP