It's been a roller coaster week in the Boston area. After the capture of marathon-bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Friday night, people lined the streets to cheer each passing police car.
It’s been a roller-coaster week that included distress, shock, and a tense "shelter at home" lockdown during a manhunt, but Bostonians are now relishing other emotions: joy and relief.
After the capture of marathon-bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Friday night, city residents lined some streets to cheer for each passing police car, and many made their way to pay respects or share hugs at a makeshift memorial to victims near the scene of the Monday explosions.
“USA, USA, USA,” some cheered.
Sighs of relief also spread via social media.
“CAPTURED!!!” began one Twitter post from the Boston Police Department after Mr. Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old immigrant of Chechen heritage who authorities believe set two bombs near the race’s finish line.
“Teamwork,” tweeted Mayor Thomas Menino.
"I am so proud of all our first responders,” he said separately. “Thanks to them – the people of Boston will sleep well tonight.”