From Amtrak: All Amtrak service is suspended NY to Boston indefinitely. Trains are currently operating as scheduled DC - NY.
Major news items from the press conference: 1. There will be a controlled explosion at a building on Norfolk Street in Cambridge that police obviously worry could be booby-trapped. 2. Police are searching an area of Watertown door-by-door.
From the AP:
The FBI is at the northern New Jersey home of the sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
The police director in West New York, N.J., says the woman has told authorities she has not been in frequent touch with her brothers. He says she is very upset.
Police did not have her name.
They have cordoned off the three-story brick building across the Hudson River from New York City.
The woman, speaking through a crack in the door, tells The Star-Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/15nf66S ) her brothers are smart and great people. She says she doesn’t know what got into them.
She also tells the newspaper she is sorry for ‘‘all the people who are hurt.’’
On Norfolk Street in Cambridge, where police plan a controlled detonations of something suspicious in a building where one of the suspects is believed to have lived, a silver SUV has all of its doors open and its hood up. The area has been evacuated of residents.
MEMA director Kurt Schwartz press conference: The public has heeded warnings to stay inside so far, but large numbers of people went to work before hearing the message.
MEMA: If you are at work, we do not expect you to stay there. Feel free to get in your cars and drive home. Public transit is not running, but taxis are available. Call friends and ask them to pick you up.
All bus service in and out of South Station has been suspended while authorities continue their hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect. Amtrak train service has also been canceled.
“The building is locked down. There’s nobody coming in, going out,” said Stephen Squibb, bus manager at South Station. “Everything has been canceled completely.”
CBS News is reporting that a package thrown at police in Cambridge earlier was a pressure cooker bomb, and that police found pipe bombs in the Norfolk Street, Cambridge home they are searching.