Posted at: 04/20/2013 3:29 AM
By: Dan Levy
WATERTOWN, MA - The week that began in tragedy ended in triumph Friday night for the people of Watertown, Massachusetts.
"I'm just so excited that we found him (alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev)," said a jubilant Maria Scenna, who turned out on Mt Auburn Street for an impromptu celebratory parade. "I'm really proud of Boston Police and law enforcement. I never knew people would recognize Watertown because of this incident."
Mike White, who currently lives in Watertown but grew up in Burnt Hills, New York says he and his family have lived through a week that he won't soon forget.
"It was tough not to get out of the house with the kids," he said. "It's tough not to go to the playground down the block. It's tough not to go to the store but all said and done, I'm glad that we were safe."
Jennifer Comeau says police searched her apartment not once, but twice, but she was happy to see such police presence. Her overall feelings about the "stay-at-home" order were mixed.
"It's pretty inconvenient," she says, "I'd like to be at work making money tonight but I can't and I am very proud of the work they're doing."
That seemed to be the common theme in Watertown Friday night -- a whole lot of pride, with a side dish of relief.
There's a total burden lifted off my shoulders," Scenna asserts. "I'll still be vigilant and attentive, but I hope everyone can sleep tonight."
"It's very unnerving to know that there's people in the community that have done something like this and maybe there's more and maybe there's not," White says, "It's relieving to know that they found him so we can hopefully get some answers but still it's not quite over to me."