Bostonians land in Charleston: 'We're in a state of shock'

By Stacy

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Bostonians who on Friday landed in Charleston felt the pain of the Marathon bombings that culminated in an overnight shootout and manhunt.

"We're just in a state of shock," Gerry Harlow said.

"Everybody's in a shock right now," Cora Genas said.

Genas flew in to Charleston{}for a vacation. She said this week has been like one out of a movie.

"It's bizarre. It's something I've never dreamed of," she said.

Genas was brought to tears thinking about the bombings, the people who died and the families of the suspects.

"You don't have to be a victim because we all are victims. We don't know what's going to happen next. You can't live in fear," she said.

Not all of the passengers made it on the flight from Boston. One woman said her children were supposed to be on it with her, but could not get to the airport because of the lock down.

"I'll continue to pray because it has to get better. But it's a shock," Genas said.

But one Bostonian heading home said he had hope. Eric Hill saw his hometown coming together.

"People get together when things happen like that. That's about the only thing positive out of that. I think everyone has rallied behind everyone else," Hill said.

The Charleston Airport is operating under normal protocol as of Friday afternoon, officials said. They did not see any major delays Friday.

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