What Boston Was Like After The Marathon Bombing Suspect Was Captured

Crowds gathered at Boston Common and Boylston Street.

After the Boston Marathon bombing suspect was captured, many in Boston celebrated.

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A large group went to Boston Common.


Big celebration cried gathering in Boston Common changing Boston! and USA! http://t.co/zMswy1xgYe— Roy Rodenstein


Now BPD! BPD! Tons of college kids from Emerson, Suffolk and everyone around the park http://t.co/3YEZvkwPCe— Roy Rodenstein

There was a moment of silence.


Moment of silence in the Common for victims of the attacks. #BostonProud http://t.co/6pvESctOhu— The Daily Free Press


Silence has fallen when crowds march through the Boston Common and witness the children posters. http://t.co/R9EMuBFMff— The Daily Free Press

And everyone sang the National Anthem.

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And “Sweet Caroline.”

Boston is celebrating the capture of Suspect 2, singing "Sweet Caroline" in the Boston Common #fox25 #bostonstrong http://t.co/Rta36ceFKx

— fox25news (@FOX 25 News Boston)

Boston is celebrating the capture of Suspect 2, singing “Sweet Caroline” in the Boston Common #fox25 #bostonstrong http://t.co/Rta36ceFKx— FOX 25 News Boston

People cheered.

BOSTON CELEBRATES #bostonstrong #bostoncommon http://t.co/CGu3k3xygm

— thejoshwarner (@Josh Warner)

BOSTON CELEBRATES #bostonstrong #bostoncommon http://t.co/CGu3k3xygm— Josh Warner

Live from #bostoncommon #weareboston http://t.co/DBhdC2wUqq

— jrmd (@jus†in)

Live from #bostoncommon #weareboston http://t.co/DBhdC2wUqq— jus†in

Boston Common is flooded... http://t.co/7LE781CGoa

— tylercstone (@Tyler Stone)

Boston Common is flooded… http://t.co/7LE781CGoa— Tyler Stone

In contrast, this was the scene hours earlier:

A pretty empty Boston Common. http://t.co/OInE8Xk0lW

— katiebakes (@katiebakes)

A pretty empty Boston Common. http://t.co/OInE8Xk0lW— katiebakes

Things were more quiet on Boylston Street Friday night.

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A group of people gathered around a makeshift memorial on the street.

Crowd gathered at Boylston Street Memorial and bells from Arlington Church ringing. So moving. http://t.co/06pf5hL31G

— Shyana212 (@Shyana212)

Crowd gathered at Boylston Street Memorial and bells from Arlington Church ringing. So moving. http://t.co/06pf5hL31G— Shyana212

A crowd gathers around a makeshift memorial on Boylston St. http://t.co/n89TrRfkHl

— dailyfreepress (@The Daily Free Press)

A crowd gathers around a makeshift memorial on Boylston St. http://t.co/n89TrRfkHl— The Daily Free Press

Crowds gather at Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street to honor victims of the bombings, via @bloombergtv http://t.co/znXafwXtKZ

— KatyFinneran (@Katy Finneran)

Crowds gather at Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street to honor victims of the bombings, via @bloombergtv http://t.co/znXafwXtKZ— Katy Finneran

But no matter where they were, people thanked Boston police officers.

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People lining up to shake the hands of @Boston_Police officers. Some real firm handshakes. #boston #bostoncommon http://t.co/LWpsv9GXqi

— alicekdonovan (@alice donovan)

People lining up to shake the hands of @Boston_Police officers. Some real firm handshakes. #boston #bostoncommon http://t.co/LWpsv9GXqi— alice donovan

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