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Twitter reaction to Boston bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarneav’s capture


Boston can finally exhale.

A sudden loud chorus of cheers pierced the dark, quiet night in Waterford, Mass., just as news of the capture and apprehension of the elusive second Boston Marathon bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarneav spilled out the police scanners.

The largest manhunt in modern American history — and most certainly an unprecedented search and lockdown operation in metropolitan Boston — has finally concluded at approximately 8:45 p.m. EST, to the relief of four million Bostonians and thousands of local, state and federal police officers and National Guardsmen.

At least four people have been murdered related to the Boston Marathon massacre, including three innocent victims at the Boston Marathon on Monday and one police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Another officer, a metro subway cop, was listed in critical condition after being on the receiving end of gunfire from the two suspects.

Officers told the media that the second suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarneav, is injured from gunfire took nearly 24 hours ago that killed his oler brother, Tamerlin, 26. No word on the surviving terrorist suspect’s condition.

Residents lined both sides of Franklin Street and beyond to cheer the multiplicity of local, state and federal police officers who are now leaving the final crime scene. Many others took to Twitter and other social media platforms to congratulate and pay homage to officers and express their sense of relief:

What fund do I donate to in order to buy a round of drinks for law enforcement? Fantastic work. #manhunt

— Andrew Lacy (@andrewlacy52) April 20, 2013

Others articulated what they hoped would be the suspects fate on Twitter:

Take a look at the other Twitter reactions to Boston bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarneav’s capture. 

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