Red Sox, Bruins, other events postponed due to bombing suspect manhunt

With most of the city on lockdown, the streets of Boston and its surrounding neighborhoods were eerily quiet Friday. Credit: Andrew Golden via NBC News
With most of the city on lockdown, the streets of Boston and its surrounding neighborhoods were eerily quiet Friday. Credit: Andrew Golden via NBC News

Events throughout the Boston area were postponed or cancelled as law enforcement officers searched for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

“Tonight’s Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park has been postponed to support the efforts of law enforcement officers,” a team statement said Friday afternoon. The Red Sox were scheduled to begin at three-game series with the Kansas City Royals Friday night. A new date wasn’t immediately announced.

The Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins tentatively rescheduled their Friday night game to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, a Bruins statement said. A final decision will be made Saturday morning by the Bruins, Penguins, and NHL.

“Tickets for the originally scheduled game between the Bruins and Penguins will be honored for [the] rescheduled game,” the Bruins said.

The Big Apple Circus, performing at Boston’s City Hall Plaza, cancelled its shows Friday afternoon and evening. Ticketholders were told they could request exchanges or refunds on the circus’s website. No decision had been made about Saturday’s performances.

The organizers of Boston Comic Con, scheduled for this weekend at Hynes Convention Center, was also being postponed.

“Please, we ask for your patience, understanding, and cooperation,” a press statement from the event’s organizers said. “Unfortunately, this situation is beyond our control. We stand with all Bostonians and hope that current events are resolved quickly and a degree of normalcy can be returned to our city.”

All MBTA service was suspended until further notice Friday. All taxi service was suspended for a time, but that order was later lifted.

Logan Airport was open Friday, with heightened security. Amtrak trains in and out of Boston were cancelled.

Most local colleges, universities, and other schools cancelled all classes and events Friday.


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