Cambridge, Massachusetts resident in Tulsa reflects on Boston Marathon manhunt

TULSA - A Cambrige, Massachusetts man says he watched the hunt for terror suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev unfold Friday while on a business trip in Tulsa.

Thomas Martin arrived in Tulsa Tuesday, one day after the bombings at the Boston Marathon. He calls the mood when he left home, "somber."

Martin was in his hotel room Thursday night as news emerged that a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was shot. The businessman lives near MIT.

"I was a little nervous," he said.

He called his wife to make sure his family was safe. "My daughter, my grandchild and her cousin, everybody lives right in that area," he said.

Martin was scheduled to return to Boston on Friday, but the airline canceled his flight, for reasons unrelated to the situation in Massachusetts.

"The woman at the desk said things are just slow-going to Boston," he said.

After being rescheduled to depart on Saturday, he said, "I'm anxious to get home."

The Cambridge resident says he believes the Cambridge, Watertown and Boston areas will be forever changed from the week's events.

"You know, and certainly in Oklahoma City, that these things have an impact on a community," he said.

Martin is scheduled to depart from Tulsa at 6 a.m. Saturday.

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