NH Residents React To Suspect's Capture

Apr 20, 2013

New Hampshire residents have already started to react to the capture of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

Fireworks could be heard in parts of Manchester on news of the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Tsarnaev was apprehended alive after a standoff with police Friday night in Watertown.

Reactions in the Queen City ranged from happiness over his capture to relief.

One Manchester man was elated the suspect didn’t escape justice:

“I’m glad they finally got him. I don’t think he would have ever done anything else again, but I suspect he will end up in jail for the rest of his life.”

Mackenzie Chu, a junior at Goffstown High, said she and her friends had been following coverage of the manhunt at school. News of the suspect’s arrest came as a relief to her:

“Pretty relieved. I mean, my dad lives out there too. They were on lockdown, but it’s good now. It was just nervewracking.”

Authorities say Tsarnaev’s brother, the other suspect, was killed in a shootout with police early Friday morning.

The suspect’s capture marks a dramatic end to the week long manhunt.