People working in law firms in the area of Boston struck by two deadly bombs on Monday reported being shaken but unhurt.
The Prudential Center and other nearby high-rise skyscrapers are home to a number of law firms, including Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers. Name partner Ed Tarlow said that the Prudential Center was locked down and "nobody can get in and out." Outside his window, near the end of the business day, Tarlow saw many armored and state trooper vehicles. "At one point there were 30 to 50 ambulances."
Employees "are really shaken by the fact that it happened in the area," he said.
As of late afternoon, Dechert’s Boston managing partner Timothy Blank reported that everybody in his firm was fine. People took managers up on an offer to go home early, he said. "We’re allowing people to leave and advising them to walk if possible rather than take mass transit."
Dechert’s office overlooks Copley Square, which is a half block east of the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street, site of ground-floor retail stores and restaurants. The blasts rocked the area at around 2:50 p.m., killing two people and injuring more than 100.
Edwards Wildman Palmer’s Boston office on Huntington Street was closed for Massachusetts Patriot’s Day holiday, spokesman John Tuerck said. "It’s very likely that the vast majority of people from our office are not there today."
At Foley & Lardner, located in the same building as Edwards Wildman, "everyone in Boston office has been accounted for and is safe," according to spokeswoman Linda Yun.
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