Back Bay crime scene area shut down
BOSTON (WHDH) -- A massive area of the Back Bay will be shut off Tuesday and likely for the next several days so that police can protect the crime scene.
The mile long stretch is about three blocks wide. The scene will be combed over for clues. Boylston will be closed from Berkeley to Massachusetts Avenue.
The area has been shut down whether you are a resident of the area, worker there or are staying in a nearby hotel, as no one is permitted within the crime scene perimeter. The city was setting up a resource and information center to help those that live and work in the area because they do not know when roads will be reopened.
Anyone travelling into the city will see police out in full force. Security has been heightened on the T and riders can expect random checks of backpacks and other parcels. People have been asked to be patient with that inconvenience for the time being.
The T is up and running, however, Copley Station is closed and no trains will be stopping there.
Again, Boylston Street will be closed to traffic and pedestrians from Berkley Street to Massachusetts Avenue. All side streets along Boylston Street will also be closed from Huntington Avenue to Newbury Street. Buildings will be inaccessible while the crime scene is active. The city was working to provide shelter services to any displaced residents.
The Castle at Park Plaza, at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Arlington Street will be open as a resource and information center starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday.