Boston Man With Missoula Ties Who Witnessed Marathon Bombings Thinks City Lockdown is a Wise Policy [AUDIO]
The city of Boston was locked down most of the day on Friday, April 19. Keith Miller, whose father is a professor at The University of Montana, said Friday afternoon that locking down the Boston area was a wise policy.
“The fact that he (the bombing suspect) is still on the run, the more cars that are on the road mean more cars that have to be searched makes sense to me,” said Miller from his home in Boston. “It’s obviously a huge inconvenience, but I do want the guy to get caught, and that’s one thing I’m certain of.”
Miller shared his experience at the Boston Marathon, as he had just crossed the finish line barely a minute before the first bomb was detonated.
“Honestly, it reminded me of an artillery blast at The University of Montana football game,” Miller said. “I’ve been to about a million of those games, and it sounded just like that. So I was wondering in my exhausted state, since I had just finished running 26 miles, if it was like an artillery blast to celebrate the end of the race. Then, when I saw the cloud of smoke coming from one of the buildings, I quickly realized it was not. The second blast really solidified in my mind that it was indeed a terrorist attack.”
Miller said his girlfriend and another woman were in the area directly between the bomb blasts.
“I had just left my girlfriend and her friend on that same side of the street as the bombs, and that they were coming towards me,” Miller said. “They were caught between the blasts that were roughly 200 yards apart and they were pretty rattled.”
Neither of the two women were injured.
Miller remains in his home, along with over 1 million Bostonians, waiting for the second bombing suspect to be apprehended.
Keith Miller, Boston Resident