Authorities are closing in on a suspect who is believed to be involved in the Boston Marathon bombings that devastated the nation earlier this week.

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As a result, some banks in Boston are closed today, at least temporarily, as the city enters a state of lockdown. Citibank and TD Bank are among the banks that have posted Twitter updates to alert customers that their Boston branches are closed today. All residents of Boston are told to stay home and stay safe — heading to the bank is not advised at this time.

“All in Watertown, Cambridge, Waltham, Newton, Belmont, Allston/Brighton, Brookline, and Boston should stay indoors,” said Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick in a Twitter update. “Don’t open the door for anyone except identified law enforcement officers.”

Banks are reminding customers that they should manage their accounts through online banking or contact customer support for any assistance. However, customers of smaller, local banks may experience slower response times as banks prioritize the safety of their employees.

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