Former Action News anchor in Boston: 'It's probably been the most terrifying week of my life'

Former Action News anchor in Boston: 'It's probably been the most terrifying week of my life' »Play Video
Aaron Kellogg, former KIMA-TV anchor/reporter.
YAKIMA, Wash. -- A former Action News anchor is just blocks away from the chaos in Boston. You might remember Aaron Kellogg from about five years ago. He's lives and works in Boston and was on lock down all day Friday.

Aaron also ran part of Monday's marathon and was near the finish line during the explosions.

"It's probably been the most terrifying week of my life," said Kellogg over the phone.

It's a sentiment shared by nearly everyone in Boston. A city on lock down for nearly a day.

"We're literally being held hostage in our own city," said Kellogg. I think that's a very unsettling feeling that no one should have to feel."

Between the bombs, the shootout with police and the lock down, Aaron says people have cautiously tried to go about their lives.

"There's a high likelihood that I came very close to these guys," said Kellogg. "Not just once, but twice that I physically walked by them on the street. That's too close for comfort."

A feeling of comfort likely won't come any time soon. Especially when the suspects are men who lived among the very people they targeted.

"When you realize the people around you are the potential victims, targets," said Kellogg. "And, even at this point we don't know who those targets are going to be."

While Aaron and the rest of the nation remain glued to the coverage, the only option is to wait. And, hope those responsible pay for the loss of life and peace of mind in Boston.

Aaron Kellogg worked at KIMA for two years before taking a TV job in New Hampshire. He now works for a public relations firm in Boston.