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The federal courthouse on the South Boston waterfront was being evacuated on Tuesday afternoon after a "Code Red" was announced at the building.
Reporters and civilians had gathered at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse at the time of the evacuation after conflicting reports of a possible arrest in the Boston Marathon bombings, later denied by Boston Police and the U.S. Attorney's Office
We need you to pull back, for your safety," Marshals yelling. Caravans pulled up.,
— Milton Valencia (@MiltonValencia) April 17, 2013 ..
12:21 PMLauren JohnstonFrom our Daily News reporter Chelsia Rose Marcius in Boston at the scene of courthouse evacuation:
"We have a situation for this facility...depart this area." - Cop in front of John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse. Everyone in court evacuating.
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Jim Armstrong @JimArmstrongWBZ5m
DHS officials telling us to get at least 100 yds away from fee court for our own safety. #wbz pic.twitter.com/81hDEfM9xi
@karenreports: "haven't seen anything like this" (at Federal Courthouse in Boston) #wbz
It is tense outside boston federal courthouse. #bostonmarathon. Bomb sniffing dogs on the scene. by Tim McLaughlin via twitter
"Back the **** up!" Officers screaming at reporters storming the street. More unmarked police SUVs pulling to the back of the courthouse. by jtes via twitter
BREAKING NEWS: Federal court is being evacuated and a witness says Brigham and Women's Hospital is also being evacuated. by The Boston Globe via twitter