Stephen McAlpin, Emily McAlpin forced to take cover during Boston firefight

10:03 PM, Apr 19, 2013   |    comments
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By Anne Allred

BOSTON (KSDK) - A St. Louis couple was forced to take cover during the original firefight early Friday morning in Boston as police attempted to take the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects into custody.

Stephen and Emily McAlpin were asleep in their Watertown, Mass. home around 12:45 a.m. when they woke up to gunshots.

One of the bullets went through the picture of Busch Stadium on their living room wall. The bullet went through that wall and into their television.

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The couple was crawling on the floor of their home trying to take cover in the kitchen.

A bullet also pierced their car.

They were on lockdown all day and spoke to us via Skype.

"Be able to sleep in peace and know that we don't have to worry about bullets or explosion or whatever else. On the other hand we know they've been searching so hard and so long for this guy and to know he's in Watertown still after the ban being lifted that is worrisome you wonder how that's happening and how something like that came to be," said Stephen.

The second suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was taken into custody Friday night.



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