Onlookers erupted in spontaneous applause and cheers Friday night as news spread that the second suspect in this week’s Boston Marathon bombing had been taken alive — gratitude that quickly spread across the U.S.
“We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to all our outstanding law enforcement professionals,” said President Barack Obama,conveying his condolences to Sean Collier’s family. The 26-year-old Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was shot and killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
One suspect in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings has been captured, according to an official with knowledge of the investigation. Another remains on the loose in Watertown after a firefight with police, reports the Boston Globe.
Image of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects released by FBI before one man was arrested in Watertown.
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was shot to death, sparking a manhunt on the campus as the surrounding Boston area reels from this week’s terrorist bombing, reports Bloomberg News.
The gunman is still at large, the authorities said on the university website for emergency information and urged students, staff and others to stay indoors.