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Some Tri-State residents make it home from Boston

Michelle Walker at the finish line before the race. Michelle Walker at the finish line before the race.
View from Michelle Walker's hotel room in Boston on Monday. View from Michelle Walker's hotel room in Boston on Monday.
This picture was taken just outside Michelle Walker's hotel room Tuesday morning. This picture was taken just outside Michelle Walker's hotel room Tuesday morning.

Some were worried with all the extra security after the Boston blasts that they might not get a flight out of the city.  

But some Tri-State residents were able to get home on Tuesday morning. 14 News talked to a few others who are still trying to make their way home.

Michelle Walker of Newburgh was one of those able to get back home on Tuesday morning. She left her hotel in Boston at 2:30 Tuesday morning to make a 6 a.m. flight.  

She said there was a large police presence at the airport when she got there. In fact, she says many of those officers were approaching those who ran in the marathon in hopes that they might be able to help out in the investigation.

"They were picking out the marathon runners. A lot of the marathon runners were wearing marathon jackets as well as the shirts that are given to them at the race. They picked them out and asked if we had any photographs of the time that the bombs went off," Walker told 14 News. "I was asked two different times, once by a Boston Police force members and once by Homeland Security."

Walker had already finished the race when those bombs went off. She was inside her hotel just a few blocks away.

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