CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody.— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 20, 2013
A city that's been under siege for five days is now breathing a huge sigh of relief. One suspect is dead and the other is safely in custody. Watertown streets are lined with residents cheering and applauding as triumphant law enforcement officials drive past.
From NBC News:
Here's a photo of happy Bostonians:
Street party in Fenway twitter.com/akloftus/statu…— Alec Loftus (@akloftus) April 20, 2013
And a few more from the AP:
Tonight's Red Sox and Bruins games were canceled, but over at Citi Field, our Matt Sullivan reports:
Just announced #bostonmarathon capture at Citi Field. "Sweet Caroline" breaks out.— Matt Sullivan (@sullduggery) April 20, 2013
PHOTO: Citi Field put the Boston news alert on the jumbotron: i.imgur.com/7x4N0no.jpg— Alex Fitzpatrick (@AlexJamesFitz) April 20, 2013
Video from the Northeastern University area:
And Brian Williams attempted to get his Boston on by suggesting that residents would be "pahtyin' wicked hahd," which was embarrassing.
The celebration is, of course, bittersweet. Four people are dead and many more were injured. There's still a lot of work to be done.
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