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MSOE grad in Boston describes area near bombing suspect's home 'war zone'

CREATED Apr 19, 2013

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BOSTON - A man who attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering lives just blocks from the epicenter of the manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.

"I was not expecting to wake up this morning and feel like I was in a war zone," said Matt Burzon on Newsradio 620 WTMJ's "Midday with Charlie Sykes."

"I would say it's kind of a very calm uneasiness, hard to describe."

Burzon, who spoke earlier this week with TODAY'S TMJ4's Tom Murray about being a short distance from the bombing, lives in an area right by where  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lives.

"There is just an extremely heavy police...military presence.  It's really bazaar.  We're glued to the TV screens here as everybody else is around the nation."

Authorities are attempting to find him hours after his brother Tamerlan and MIT Police officer Sean Collier died during an early morning shootout Friday.

Burzon said he could have never expected such a surreal week.

"I started my week in Boston.  Mid-week, I was back in Milwaukee, and I just flew back into Boston last night."