Downtown Memorial To Victims Grows After Arrest Of Boston Marathon Bombings Suspect
BOSTON (CBS) – A makeshift memorial grew on Boylston Street Friday night as news spread of the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
The capture was bittersweet news for Boston as residents gathered to pay their respects to those who died in Monday’s bombing.
WBZ-TV’s Paul Burton said the mood was celebratory but somber as flags and flowers were left around three crosses dedicated to the victims of Monday’s bombings; 8-year-old Martin Richard, 29-year-old Krystle Campbell, and Boston University graduate student 23-year-old Lu Lingzi.
After Tsarnaev’s capture, the Richard family released the following statement.
Our family wishes to salute the thousands of officers and agents from the Boston, Cambridge and Watertown Police & Fire Departments, Massachusetts State Police, FBI, ATF, and other police departments and agencies who worked and collaborated around the clock to bring the perpetrators of Monday’s attack to justice. We also thank the citizens and businesses that shared images and footage with investigators in hopes of advancing the investigation.
It worked, and tonight, our community is once again safe from these two men.
None of this will bring our beloved Martin back, or reverse the injuries these men inflicted on our family and nearly two hundred others. We continue to pray for healing and for comfort on the long road that lies ahead for every victim and their loved ones.
Tonight, our family applauds the entire law enforcement community for a job well done, and trust that our justice system will now do its job.
MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, 26, was shot and killed Thursday night byDzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a violent shoot out and chase with police.
More than 170 people were injured in Monday’s blast. MBTA Transit Officer Richard Donohue was seriously injured after he was shot during Thursday night’s violent chase and manhunt.