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Okay the city of Boston as we mentioned locked down today as police search for that Boston suspect one company whose doors are closed today.
In fact many are but we were able to get carbon Knight chairman and CEO David friend on the phone and a Fox Business exclusive.
David it's really important to sort of set the scene for us because.
You guys have really been hurting emotionally since Monday in your office is I understand it is right there and Huntington street which is behind the Prudential Center.
Very much near the finish one of the Boston Marathon what has it been like today let's start with that.
Well good today I was on commonwealth avenue which is just -- firm.
From where the the bombs went off.
And it's usually pretty busy street and I look at -- the street right now and it's deserted.
The only other time I've seen it like this is Christmas morning.
How well I can only imagine an MSI understand it that your office was not closed Tuesday.
But you have a lot of people working from home but -- -- flat out closed it was that dude it's what you felt was a very dangerous and fluid situation and that the Boston Police recommended this.
Yes and they -- you know the governor was on the radio this morning and then he requested that everybody close for the day.
So that this would you know -- the emergency personnel to move freely about the city without having to get through traffic and so course.
David as a business leader of what is this like a -- you know it's been an emotional and financial hole for everybody of course the emotional part of it is way more important we do understand that but.
It still isn't over so what do you plan to do was we go into the weekend and then Monday will you open your doors for business Monday.
If indeed the suspect has not yet been caught.
Well you know my primary concerns for the safety of our 20020 employees we have here in Boston.
And you know it was pretty scary.
On race day.
A lot of us had been don't outstanding -- -- -- -- -- including being.
Watching the the race there and then of course when when the bombs went off week.
We heard it pretty well and -- in the office there and look barely conceal all of the activity and people screaming and running through via prudential ball held onto the streets.
And and you know I could smoke in my first -- was boost for our employees and then you know we'll take our cues in terms of Monday.
From the from the government as to whether about it so it's safe to the -- pulled open the business.
May I ask if all your employees were safe was anybody injured while they were watching this race.
Nobody was injured fortunately and you know we didn't have anybody that was.
Very close to where the bombs went off but it -- certainly it's pretty scary first.
A lot of the people who have been out here.
Very expensive today some of whom -- actually been -- very close to where the bombs went off.
Bill -- earlier in the afternoon.
What kind of psychological told -- think this takes on people in the Boston area you know.
One point four million or so people work and live in the Boston area and then not to mention the exterior sort of suburbs it included Watertown -- Cambridge.
Which are very much in lock down there they're very much the focus of the police investigation right now.
Moving forward what do you plan to do for your employees a lot of people are talking about getting psychological.
Teams in to try to talk employees through -- -- this this.
May have lasting effects correct.
Well it's hard to say you know certainly if if that looks like something that would be needed or advisable we -- We wouldn't do that you know we want to do whatever we need to do to get her beat -- everybody comfortable but I think.
This is a tough city is and I think -- here.
If you know the feeling is that this is.
You know a one off kind of event.
And could have happened anywhere unfortunately happened in our backyard.
And I think we'll get tested -- and you know in a short period of time I think everybody will be.
Back to work and just as they were after you know -- they.
9/11 disasters and we will put it behind us.
-- -- -- chairman and CEO and a Fox Business exclusive waiting to see what happens over the weekend before deciding whether to open the business stores are based in Boston.
Our thoughts are with you guys and then we're pulling for you so thank you very much.
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