Boston erupts in jubilation

Suspect No. 2 falls; street parties hail cops

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BOSTON—“Let’s Go Boston!” crowds chanted. “USA, USA!”

Noisy celebrations erupted on the streets of suburban Boston late Friday after the second suspected bomber of the city’s famed marathon was arrested.

Crowds lining streets cheered and applauded police as they packed up equipment and drove away from the house in the suburban town of Watertown where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was found.

There were also festivities around Boylston Street in central Boston where two pressure-cooker bombs exploded at the marathon finish line on Monday, killing three people and injuring more than 170 others.

Tsarnaev was found hiding in a boat in a back garden in Watertown, shortly after authorities had acknowledged that they feared the teenager had gotten away from the huge manhunt they had set up.

“It has been so tense all week,” said neighbor Susan Nolan. “I was so nervous when I heard that the police were planning to pull out and he had not been caught,” Nolan added.

Tsarnaev’s brother, Tamerlan, 26, was also accused of planting the bombs. He was killed in a shootout with police during a high-speed chase early Friday.

“Never in my wildest dreams did I think that this would result in a shootout in Watertown,” said Sheamus McGovern, who was among the crowd of people gathered outside Mount Auburn Hospital, where Tsarnaev was taken after his capture.

During the getaway attempt, the brothers killed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology policeman and severely wounded another officer, authorities said. The younger brother managed to escape and was found in the boat about a kilometer away hours later.

McGovern had been startled overnight on Friday when he heard “what sounded like firecrackers, last night after one, and then pure bedlam.” He could hear the helicopters overhead all day.

“It’s just a huge relief to be able to get outdoors. Another day of that, I don’t want to start getting angry,” he said.

 

‘We got him’

The jubilation was widespread. The mayor of Boston, which was largely paralyzed during the manhunt on Friday, tweeted, “We got him!”

And at the home of the New York Mets, fans leapt to their feet and cheered when the news spread during a game against the Washington Nationals.

Hundreds of people marched down Commonwealth Avenue, chanting “USA” and singing the Red Sox anthem “Sweet Caroline” as they headed toward Boston Common.

Police blocked traffic along part of the street to allow for the impromptu parade.

Paying their respects

Earlier, the mood was somber. On Boylston Street, three blocks from the site of the marathon explosions on Monday, several dozen people gathered almost in complete silence. Some were crying.

Boston University student Aaron Wengertsman, 19, wrapped himself in an American flag as a silent crowd gathered. He was on the marathon route a kilometer from the finish line when the bombs exploded.

“I’m glad they caught him alive,” Wengertsman said. “I thought people might be more excited, but it’s humbling to see all these people paying their respects.”

 

City regained

Nearby, 25-year-old lawyer Beth Lloyd-Jones said it felt like she had her city back. She was blocks away from the blast in her south end home on Monday.

“That could have been any one of us,” she said of the victims. “Now I feel a little safer.”

Bathed in the flashing lights from Kenmore Square’s iconic rooftop Citgo sign, Boston University juniors Brendan Hathaway and Sam Howes high-fived strangers as they walked down the street.

“This was like our first opportunity to really be outside without feeling like there was imminent danger,” said Hathaway, a mechanical engineering student. “It was close to home for me.”

In Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, where 8-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in the bombing, lived, people set off fireworks on Friday night to celebrate.

 First posted 12:05 am | Sunday, April 21st, 2013

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  • Tyril

    Americans think justice has been served and that it is more peaceful now. They don’t worry about the society they are in that produces a lot of murderers. There is no reason to celebrate about this. This will not be the last time teenagers will end up doing these evil acts in America. America has a social cancer that creates these murderers and they don’t even want to fix it. It even seems that American politicians do not want the gun ban law to be passed.

    • Barney Stinson

      Hater, that is you. :P

      • mark_john21

        No, she isn’t . You just don’t want to admit it.

      • Barney Stinson

        It is not a perfect state, that is a given. But to what good does Tyril’s comment give? Yes, people see the problem here, and people want to fix. Talking more hate and eagerness to see the demise of the US (which is far from happening, basing from how it did in its history) will only encourage more pride in its citizens. America doesn’t get stuck in its issues, it mourns it and moves forward, while the rest who hates her talks about her mess. So talk all you want, but she has to move forward and keep on learning.

    • pinoy_abno

      That is your opinion. We remain ever vigilant. For as long as there are people like you, there will be no peace!

    • $42337655

      there are many many good things about america. it also has its share of bad things that contribute to her society’s ills.

      materialism is one of them together with poor parenting. she has to be aware of this and address it or she will keep on producing evil individuals.

      America is our last bastion of the thin blue line, let’s face it, though others will see evil in its acts, she saved the world from monsters like Hitler, Mussolini and others.

      Naysayers will say otherwise but imagine a world controlled by the jihadists.

    • Alajero

      …tyril…u don’t have a clue on what americans think…americans need their guns to protect themselves from these kind of people…as obama says…this is just the close of one chapter…you have not seen the end of this episode yet…US is now out to send message to whoever sponsored this mess…no one should doubt US resolved…or you don’t know…US

    • Loggnat

      In America, criminals produced are caught and penalized. In the Philippines, they vote them to be their leaders and government officials. If America has social cancer, what does your Philippines has?

      • tra6Gpeche

        What a painful, sickening, depressing and embarassing truth and reality in my country called Philippines. The answer to your question: Screwed up priorities and defective & rotten mentalities of the people, in general.

      • mark_john21

        The mainstream media is completely censoring any mention of these
        “Craft” operatives, pretending they don’t even exist. Only the
        alternative media is conducting real investigative journalism on these
        bombings. The mainstream media isn’t interested in the truth; they only
        want to spin the attack into a new way to somehow blame conservative
        Americans for something they had no part in.

    • Guest

      Nationmaster Crime Statistics:

      murders committed by youth per capita: PH 12.2, US 11.0

      murders per 100,000 people: PH 21, US 5.9

      murders per year (WHO data): PH 11.9, US 5.6

      who do you think needs fixing?

      • buttones

        Exactly

      • rjmind

        i dont know what is the basis of this statistics…percentage? pls consider the number of population of both country…

      • panhase

        If it´s murders per 100.000 people, don´t you think that there is some consideration as to the size of the population?

    • Crazy_horse101010

      murder rate america 4.6 per hundred thousand philippines 5.4 per hundred thousand honduras 90.1 per hundred thousand

      • Crazy_horse101010

        these are gun related murders forgot to mention

      • buttones

        I think you will find gun related homicide in the US is about 3.2/ per hundred thousand, in PH it’s 9.46, three times the US In UK it’s 0.04 where it’s difficult to own firearms- the UK at least got that right…no guns in private hands.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        i got this off the internet for the year 2011 i believe. it was under listings of all countries and there is a state by state one with the southern states the worse but im sure it varies year by year thanks anyway

    • Crazy_horse101010

      show me a perfect country north korea maybe

    • HarryK

      Many wonder why American democracy, a superior social system,
      cannot influence radical, Muslim militants to embrace the principles of a
      better society.

  • Mike Henry French

    Corny ha

  • guest

    Some people now are starting to blame the immigrants for what has happened according to an interview in CNN. The security expert said maybe the Muslims will be a target now.

  • tabingbakod

    Why is this story bigger or get more attention than the West Texas explosion where there are more dead and a whole neiborhood was destroyed plus the livelihood of a whole town vanished?

    It’s overkill. Americans puts so much attention on terrorism when they are more likely going to be killed by safety issues like a car accident.

    News is entertaiment now. Without a clear good guy / bad guy ditinction in the narative, it is not going to sell.

    • Alajero

      …u don’t understand the context tabingbakod…the aftermath on how US will react to the boston bomb will send a message to terrorist sponsors…that they cannot hide behind dead terrorist…US will hunt them even at the pit where they are hiding…they will be incinerated…the chenyans will feel the brunt of these no doubt…but the perpetrators will suffer most…you cannot just come to our home and cause havoc with impunity…notice that no terrorist group have claim credit…the table is turned…terror is on their side…now…count on it

    • Guest

      ignorance is bliss.

    • Crazy_horse101010

      its like here when the mine sweeper ran aground there was a feeding frenzy for months or when rhe canadian shot the people in cebu another frenzy or the marine rape trial another feeding frenzy for months while 2 little girls here got raped and killed in the last week one of who had her head cut off. very little in the news frenzies are the same all over the world.

    • akramgolteb

      Iba ang nagyayari sa Texas, aksidente ito. Ang nangyari sa Boston ay kawalanghiyaan ng isang angkan na akala nila sa kanila ang buong mundo at kahit ano puede nilang gawin kahit saktan ang mga inosenteng tao, nagkamali sila. Nagdiwang ang mga Amerikano dahil natigok ang 1 kumag at malapit na matigok ang 1 pa.

    • NAGMAMARUNONG

      winning against terrorism should be trumpeted, why? lucifer was once GOD’s angel until Michael the arch-angel killed him, it was trumpeted. these 2 chechen boys are UNGRATEFUL! they were accepted to live in USA from the ravages of war and given a new free and democratic life. WHAT DID THEY GIVE IN RETURN!

    • HarryK

      To many American audience the two terrorist brothers provided the suspense and excitement of a top class thriller movie. The saddest part is that the victims in that tragedy are real.

    • mark_john21

      The mainstream media is completely censoring any mention of these
      “Craft” operatives, pretending they don’t even exist. Only the
      alternative media is conducting real investigative journalism on these
      bombings. The mainstream media isn’t interested in the truth; they only
      want to spin the attack into a new way to somehow blame conservative
      Americans for something they had no part in.

      • Loggnat

        Where did you get that notion that the media is blaming the conservatives? I consider myself a conservative, love firearms from handgun to shotgun and I don’t feel being blamed. It’s a free country that everybody speaks their mind and beliefs. The liberals and conservatives are just doing what they are supposed to do. They are supposed to opposed each other when one is in power the other is the opposition and that is the US form of check and balance. The swing vote which is the majority are the independents who votes and selects from either side if they believe it is the side that will do better for the majority.

  • Thomas Edison

    sound response to muslim terrorists. philippines must snuff them out, swift and sure

  • novaliches

    being out of the philippines for more than 30 years, i can say that USA tolerate race and religion better than other nation in general, but it seems that the same group of people hated them no matter what.

    • mark_john21

      The mainstream media is completely censoring any mention of these
      “Craft” operatives, pretending they don’t even exist. Only the
      alternative media is conducting real investigative journalism on these
      bombings. The mainstream media isn’t interested in the truth; they only
      want to spin the attack into a new way to somehow blame conservative
      Americans for something they had no part in.

  • Noel

    Erap is also happy. He says “Boston erects in jubilation”.

    • buttones

      LOL!

  • wawa2172

    The US president, his words is influential and in Boston it was carried out. He said that America will get the suspects wherever they are hiding. Suspect 1 was killed and suspect number 2 captured. In the Philippines, PNoy words are only take with a “hahhhhumm” by his men in uniform when he say “we will apply the full force of the law” whenever a sensational crime is done. The result however is predictable, the suspects escapes, some are just roaming around untouchables, worst some even voted as senator and set to be given reserved set in the cabinet by the president himself when the politician term ends. Iba talaga sa Pinas, ang laki ang pinagkaiba sa ibang bansa.

  • marivon

    Two down, how many more are out there?

  • virgoyap

    Like what happen in Boston, I hope the police will also get Palparan who was in a hiding for years already!!

  • buttones

    Whatever, but I can only admire how the authorities reacted to this event with their enormous resources- kudos to USA.

  • tra6Gpeche

    Job well done by the US law enforcements and the Boston community, as well! And no grandstanding by anyone, not even by a US politician! Incredible show of professionalism, discipline and unity!

  • Guest

    A religion which showcases warfare in its tenets should not be called a peaceful religion.

  • kilabot

    just right.
    terrorists though will make heroes out of the two checkhens;
    they will boast about how the two were able
    to doublehandedly virtually shutdown boston and suburbs;
    and fought off hundreds of security people
    and almost got away with it;
    those who will hear the story
    will idolize the brothers checkhens and with little prodding
    from demagogues would raise their hands
    and with moist eyes volunteer to do the same.
    a terrorist is born every day,
    perverts likewise;
    the beginning of birth pains.

  • mark_john21

    Photos: Private military operatives hired to ‘work’ the Boston marathon with black backpacks, radiation detectors, tactical gear
    Learn more on naturalnewsdotcom

    • mark_john21

      The mainstream media is completely censoring any mention of these
      “Craft” operatives, pretending they don’t even exist. Only the
      alternative media is conducting real investigative journalism on these
      bombings. The mainstream media isn’t interested in the truth; they only
      want to spin the attack into a new way to somehow blame conservative
      Americans for something they had no part in.

  • mark_john21

    The mainstream media is completely censoring any mention of these
    “Craft” operatives, pretending they don’t even exist. Only the
    alternative media is conducting real investigative journalism on these
    bombings. The mainstream media isn’t interested in the truth; they only
    want to spin the attack into a new way to somehow blame conservative
    Americans for something they had no part in.

    Learn more on naturalnewsdotcom

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