For nearly 24 hours between late Thursday night and Friday, the city of Boston and the surrounding community were riveted by the pursuit of two suspects in connection with Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.
That search finally came to fruition around 9 p.m. Friday night, when a combination of local, state and federal law enforcement officers apprehended the second suspect in Watertown, allowing Boston to breathe a collective sigh of relief.
The lockdown of the area resulted in the postponements of both the Bruins and Red Sox games originally scheduled for Friday night, and numerous athletes took to Twitter after the situation was resolved to express their appreciation to the police, fire and emergency personnel that worked around the clock to keep their community safe.
Check out a few of those tweets below.
So proud to be a part of this great city. #BostonStrong—
Will Middlebrooks (@middlebrooks) April 20, 2013
We stood together! Amazing work by all involved. #BostonStrong—
Shane Victorino (@ShaneVictorino) April 20, 2013
Thank You All Law Enforcements!!!! #Heroes—
Dustin Pedroia (@15Lasershow) April 20, 2013
Awesome seeing the people on the streets(again) cheering all the cop cars as they drive down the street! #bostonstrong—
Joel Hanrahan (@hanrahan52) April 20, 2013
Let us all applaud those who keep us safe and remember to assist all of those who have been hurt in this.—
Andrew Ference (@Ferknuckle) April 20, 2013
Thanks to all of Boston's Finest 👏👏 It's a great thing you've done! Mission accomplished!!—
Vince Wilfork (@wilfork75) April 20, 2013
Gotta give a round of applause to our police men and women, and FBI and everyone who took part in executing this task. Awesome job.—
Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) April 20, 2013
Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) April 20, 2013
SALUTE to everyone involved with the capture of the two men...thank you for your service—
Jason+Devin McCourty (@McCourtyTwins) April 20, 2013
Duck boats for the Boston Police?? Thank you to all law enforcement involved!!—
Andrew Bailey (@AndrewBailey40) April 20, 2013
THANK YOU to all law enforcement officials involved! #BostonStrong—
Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) April 20, 2013
Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 20, 2013
Admiration & appreciation goes to all the law enforcement, first responders & medical staffs called to duty, and who stood tall, this week.—
NE Revolution (@NERevolution) April 20, 2013
Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@KCRG