Suffolk Celebrates After Bombing Suspect Captured
The night of April 19th was full of tension as the whole city of Boston awaited to see the end of the standoff between the Boston Police Department and the Boston Marathon suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in Watertown, MA.
After 23-excrutiating hours, Tsarnaev was taken into police custody and captured. The city of Boston let out a collective sigh of relief after a tragic and saddening week.
Not long after, Suffolk University students, both commuters and students living in the 150 Tremont and 10 West dorms, were out in the Boston Common and celebrating. Chants of “USA” and “BOSTON” filled the air, as well as the unofficial Boston Red Sox anthem, “Sweet Caroline.” Students were wearing shirts, jerseys representing all the professional Boston sports teams, as well as Olympics Team USA jerseys.
In reaction to all the chants and celebration, Suffolk University freshman, Sean Nally said to the Suffolk Voice, “It’s a great way for Suffolk to bond with the residents in Boston and the rest of our community.”
Brendan Jean-Simon, a transfer student at Suffolk University, said, “I love the patriotism that the college students around this city are showing right now.”
An anonymous police officer said, “It’s great to see the release that is going on at the Common tonight, we are happy to see that.”
The two police officers at the Boston Common were congratulated by various students and pedestrians for the service that they have provided for the city during this high pressure.
Suffolk University sophmore, Kyle Kukla, says “It was nice to see the police being appreciated, especially by the Suffolk students.”
Suffolk University will have normal operations during the weekend and will recover from this event.