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Baltimore Residents with Connections to Delmarva React to Baltimore Riots.

BALTIMORE- The National Guard is on several street corners in Baltimore, trying to make sure things stay quiet and calm following riots that broke out Monday following the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died of spinal injuries he sustained while in police custody. 

James Ladd of Ocean Pines, Md., is now a medical professional at the University of Maryland.  He has watched as places he knew well as they were vandalized during Monday's riots.

"I've lived in Baltimore for almost five years now.  These are places I've walked by every day just hearing about this stuff.  Luckily, I wasn't in the fray, but I had friends who were and they are safe fortunately," Ladd said.

Megan Campbell, who hails from Laurel, Del., is now an event planner in Charm City.  She says that the police are doing an excellent job keeping the situation under control.

"I've seen a lot of rumblings online with people suggesting that the police pull back and let whatever happens happen," Campbell said. "But I just want everyone to understand, the police are people protecting us, and keeping this contained and keeping the innocents safe.  At the end of the day I want them to go home safe to their families to, but they are keeping us safe, keeping the city safe, and protecting the city that we love," said Campbell.

Ashley Simmons, a senior at Towson from Hoopers Island, Md., said she is keeping her ear to the ground to stay safe.

"Watching my surroundings is the biggest thing," she said. " Keeping updated with everything, watching the news, trying to see what's going on.  I know there's a lot of stuff going on at Towson University where they are trying to get some things together so I know where to not go."

But hopefully, that list of places not to go will shrink as more and more police and soldiers arrive in Charm City.

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