BOSTON (AP)— Hospitals in Boston are keeping patients rather than discharge even those well enough to go home as authorities continue to urge people to stay indoors during the search for a suspect still at large in the Boston Marathon bombings.
Boston Medical Center issued a statement Friday saying the hospital is fully staffed and the emergency department is open. BMC has canceled outpatient appointments. People entering the facility are being screened.
A statement from Brigham and Women's Hospital says staff and patients can leave, but they're urging everyone to stay in place.
Streets in downtown Boston are eerily quiet with only a few security officers strolling in front of buildings. Colleges, courts and the city's transit system have shut down as the manhunt continues.
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