By Nikki Gaskinsngaskins@abcnews4.com
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) Police placed all of Boston on lockdown for nearly 24 hours as they searched for the 19-year-old suspect wanted in connection for Monday's bombing of the Boston Marathon.
"It's eerie. It's almost like the night before the hurricane," described Billy Domrose, who calls Boston home but grew up in the Lowcountry. "All of the trains, all of the subways, all of the buses, all of the taxis to and from Boston were completely stopped. I was actually happy that they had canceled everything because I was kind of worried how am I going to get to work."
Public transportation came to a halt on Friday and families were order to stay home.
"We were locked in our house all day today, and my kids couldn't go outside their backyard," said Domrose. "It was very difficult to explain to them, 'Hey, you can't go outside. I'm sorry guys you can't -- let's figure out what to do inside.'"
Back in the Lowcountry, several people escaped Boston by flying into Charleston.
"Everything was like you were in another world. It's just unbelievable. I don't know how to put into words," said Gary Harlow.
For Eric Hill, a fear of the unknown tugged at him on the flight home to Boston Friday.
"It's unnerving, for the kids especially," said Hill. "People get together when things happen like that. That's about the only thing positive out of this. I think everyone has rallied behind everyone else."
On Friday, many were left with so many unanswered questions, desperately wanting to know why the two, young brothers police say are responsible for Monday's bombing would want to hurt and claim innocent lives.
"What they did behind closed doors, we don't know -- but I mean why? Why did you do this?" asked Domrose. "I want to know what the motive was because everything I'm hearing from his family and friends is that they don't believe it was him."
In an interview Friday with Russian media, the father of the two suspects spoke out. He said he believes his sons were framed and called the police cowards.