Freed from lockdown, Bostonians celebrate in the streets [photos]

Is the city-wide lockdown in Boston over following the capture of Dzhokar Tsarnaev? We’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

  • jpowerhouse

    USA! USA! USA!!

  • forcryingoutloud

    Can’t like this enough. Good for them!!! GO BOSTON!!!!

  • TJ

    Lets just hope there is no random acts of vandalism or a over turned car in the celebration. A party turned in to a riot when the cops call for a end to the party will put a damper on the whole thing.

    • jpowerhouse

      they’ve been locked up for more than 12 hours. they deserve to celebrate. lighten up.

      • TJ

        But after 24 hours the 9000+ cops running on nothing but coffee and adrenaline they should have to clean up after an unruly party turned riot.

        • jpowerhouse

          you don’t have to worry. it’s america, we come together no matter what. need cops? we got em right here in NYC. suck on that tjexcite.

      • silverzone

        “they’ve been locked up”? Are we in China? What are we celebrating? I don’t remember any instances like that. 9-11, LA riot, etc… If I decide to seat in my house, that should be my decision. Wake up!

  • Brian Roastbeef

    I pray this is indeed it, and there isn’t somebody the media missed, or some copycat piece of garbage looking to followup. They deserve this relief and a good weekend to celebrate the end of the worst week ever.

    • keats5

      There are undoubtedly more. But for now we’ve won a battle, and that’s worth celebrating. If we don’t celebrate wins, we will get worn down and fall into disunity.

  • FFlintstone

    I would think this would discourage terrorists from more attacks. A few bombs can’t destroy the American spirit.

    • NickGranite

      Just the opposite. They now have a great blue print. Two guys, one a teenager, can lock down an entire large American city for days.

      • keats5

        Yes, but this is something we haven’t seen in awhile. For now, an entire community, Dems and Republicans, old and young, black and white, private citizens and government workers are all united. There’s some moral clarity. The good guys have caught a bad guy, and we all agree he’s the bad guy without apology or PC guilt.

        • NickGranite

          A little more clarity perhaps but not sure how that stops the islamic insanity. Next time they hit several cities simultaneously with what? A dozen guys? I think we need to get a little more draconian in our dealings with the Islamics and I don’t mean the rules of engagement in the middle east where you knock on doors and ask if there are are any terrorists at home? No? Sorry to have bothered you sir/maam.

  • thetawake

    Ding-dong, lollipop kids!

  • Liberals Needhelp

    Breathe free air………celebrate……….remember……..and never forget.
    Good for you Boston! You hung in there together….brilliant.
    I hope they capture and arrest all those involved. Cowards, idiots, losers (Uncle nailed it)….
    Perhaps, as a nation we did get complacent…..let’s not do that again.

  • Adi

    I don’t think the islamofascist/collectivist media who right now is defending and cowering up for the 2 bombers, is happy to see this. Heh.

    • PatriotRG

      The left will creep out from under their stone to defend this terrorist. He should be tried in a military court as an enemy combatant , interrogated , tried , then if found guilty executed.

  • Guest

    Must be stressful, being unarmed and vulnerable,
    with terrorists running loose in the neighborhood.
    Muslim renegades would be outgunned in every back yard….
    in real America.

    • b_truit

      Indeed. Where I live, the last place that scum would want to be hiding is someone’s back yard. He would have been offed long ago.

      • almarquardt

        Exactly. Here’s how it would have gone down in my town:

        “911. What is your emergency?”

        “Hello. I have a dead terrorist in my backyard. Could you come get him?”

  • LinTaylor

    Finally, after five long days, Boston crosses the finish line.

  • SCinGB

    Yay! The government is letting us go outside again. They’re so thoughtful.

    • silverzone

      But as you see people are celebrating this. Next time might just be “lock you doors and wait till authorities knock on your door and confiscate all your weapons, because you might be a suspect”. are we gone so far that we start embracing police state? One person on the loose and millions of people been ordered by the government to stay inside. And everybody like a sheep said “OK” and then start celebrating lose of their freedom.

  • Liberty

    I love this! And I really love the guy’s shirt in the bottom pic!

  • sodakhic

    I’m buying to AR-15s. Thanks Boston!

  • svobodnik

    I’d like to cheer – but unless they correct the problems in our country, they are simply going to be attacked again. I keep thinking of Michael Savage warning about Borders, Language and Culture.

  • PatriotRG

    Well done BPD

  • NickGranite

    I’m happy for Boston and a little sad. There’s no reason all the men of Boston should be cowering in their homes while these two were running around their neighborhoods. Somebody here in the south would have took them out with a rifle on private land or a concealed and carry weapon out in town.

  • HARP2

    Where is the naked guy that CNN filmed getting arrested at 3am ?

    Pass this around……we need answers.

  • Lidsamy

    I am so emotional seeing these pictures!!

  • Blake Waymire

    I can’t help but wonder how many of these people will go right back to hating the US in a few weeks once their happiness from this has died down.

  • Mike Vaughn

    The world is watching including those who want to make bad. One 19 year old kid evaded authorities for almost 24 hours. Probably be others.

  • BeccaLeigh

    the economy there lost hundreds of millions of dollars while 5 million people locked themselves in their houses til the gov’t told them they could come out….that’s the exact opposite of what we should be doing since that’s what they want….we were scolded by some people for celebrating after we found out BIN LADEN was dead but somehow a 19 yr old hiding in a boat (who would have died if he weren’t found) whose name I already can’t remember kills 4 people and gets this response?? I’m embarrassed for this country, not filled with pride….sorry but all I see are dumb kids in these pics (and I’m speaking as someone that was 18 and in college when we were attacked on 9/11 and saw countless numbers of men and women my age join the military to fight for this country) one last thing…..they’re lucky that there weren’t other terrorists waiting to kill innocent people because this would have been a prime target….they learned nothing at all from this tragedy and that’s the saddest part of it

    • thetawake

      Thank You! Though I’m glad its over and Boston can start breathing again, I said it during and I’ll say it now….Nothing says “hey come do more of that because it works!” like clearing the streets and hiding under a VOLUNTARY “lock-down”. Now every terrorist and wannabe terrorist has a new baseline for how easy it is to shut down a city. These people should’ve been out in the streets during, not after. If I lived in Boston and the streets emptied because of these two p.o.s. cowards, I like to believe I would’ve made a big old sign that read, “I’d rather die on my feet, than live on my knees!” and stood in the middle of the street with a bullhorn calling everyone out at least until I was forcibly removed.

    • jeff

      You are part of the problem here Miss Randolph. If this country is so terrible and you are so focused on your non violent way of living you should choose to live in another country. It’s your type of thinking towards this country that has contributed to the past week’s events. That said, I do think all the celebration in Boston is superficial, because most the young people in streets will return to their Ivy League classrooms and get fed the crap you’re defecating. I’m sure you think your sht doesn’t stink!

      • almarquardt

        Whoa, Jefferey. Are you sure you read the same comment I did? Where did she comment about being non-violent and that her “sht doesn’t stink?” And how does expressing her opinion (whether you agree or not) contribute to the evil actions of others? Claiming she is partly responsible for planting those bombs, killing and maiming so many innocent people is a horrible thing to say.

  • Elena0412

    Proud to be held under de facto martial law? Most of these people have little knowledge of the Constitution and elected a president who ignores it when it suits his purposes. Yet, they cheer as if they’re at a football game because a criminal suspect was apprehended?

    • jeff

      This person is not a criminal. This individual declared war on the United States and should be treated as such. This enemy of the United States should be treated under the rules that govern the law of war. Wake Up!

      • DurkaDurka

        Are you talking about Barry Hussin Soetoro, Harrison J. Bounel, or Barack Hussein Obama?

      • Elena0412

        How is he different than Timothy McVeigh? His bomb killed 3 people and McVeigh’s killed 168. McVeigh was treated as a common criminal. Being born in a foreign country does not make you an enemy combatant. Keep stretching the meaning of that phrase and before long you’ll have a drone buzzing inside your house. Let me remind you that anyone can click on your photo and see your Facebook profile. You are too old to be so rude.

  • Pat Loudoun

    One guy online was actually bragging about how Boston shut itself down so that the whole of the city would relentlessly hunt down those two.

    Nice spin. The mayor was wetting himself. The men and women of Boston were told to stay in their homes, unarmed, and cower because a single rabid dog might be 15 miles away. I don’t think that’s the message you want to send, Mr. Mennino.

  • jeff

    Now the Ivy League students can go back to the classroom and learn more about how this country is evil and bad and probably deserved it, this display of superficial patriotism makes me sick. They can take their diversity crap and shove back to where it belongs back up their butts.

  • fuskiegirl21

    These are happy photos. Go Boston!

  • Misanthrope

    Hooray! The cops caught a 19-year-old kid while we cowered in our homes!
    Boston, if that’s your idea of “strong,” God help you.

  • silverzone

    Here is what people of the Boston are celebrating.