Certainly everybody in the Boston area and the United States as a whole are both relieved and applauding the police and federal agencies for the relentless search and the apprehension of the people responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing.
President Obama issued the following statement:
In his response to the capture, President Barack Obama praised the resilience of the area.
“Whatever they thought they could ultimately achieve, they’ve already failed,” he said. “They failed because the people of Boston refused to be intimidated.”
He also turned his thoughts to the victims of the bombing. “We think of all the wounded, still struggling to recover,” he said. “Certainly we think of Krystle Campbell, we think of Lingzi Lu. We think of little Martin Richard. Their lives reflected all the diversity and beauty of our country. And they were sharing a great American experience together.”
Another casualty of the bombing was MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard H. Donohue Jr., 33, and was listed in stable condition Friday at Mount Auburn Hospital.
He was wounded by the suspects late Thursday evening.
Meanwhile, the Boston area is erupting in cheers after a week of terror, blood, death and fear comes to an end.
The Boston Globe reported that at 10:30 p.m. in Watertown Square, a crowd of some 40 people waved American flags, chanting and cheering police. Similar scenes sprung up elsewhere throughout the Boston area.
In an unprecedented step, the Boston area was placed on lockdown most of Friday while police conducted a massive search for the armed and dangerous suspect. The lockdown was lifted shortly before the final confrontation when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s position was discovered by a nearby resident who alerted authorities.
Criminals like these will be apprehended in the future and will not diminish America’s spirit. What ever rational the Tsarnaev brother’s were thinking when this event was committed, it accomplished nothing but unite the citizens together. No doubt Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will spend the rest of his life in prison.