Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/19/13
For nearly 24 hours between late Thursday night and Friday, the city of Boston and the surrounding community was riveted by the heated pursuit of two suspects in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings. That search finally came to fruition around 9 p.m. Friday night, when a combination of local, state and federal law enforcement officers apprehended  the second suspect in Watertown, allowing Boston to breathe a collective sigh of relief. The lockdown of the area resulted in the postponements of both the Bruins and Red Sox games originally scheduled for Friday night, and numerous athletes took to Twitter after the situation was resolved to express their appreciation to the police, fire and emergency personnel that worked around the clock to keep their community safe. Check out a few of those tweets below. So proud to be a part of this great city. #BostonStrong— Will Middlebrooks (@middlebrooks) April 20, 2013 We stood together! Amazing work by all involved. #BostonStrong— Shane Victorino (@ShaneVictorino) April 20, 2013 Thank You All Law Enforcements!!!! #Heroes— Dustin Pedroia (@15Lasershow) April 20, 2013 Awesome seeing the people on the streets(again) cheering all the cop cars as they drive down the street! #bostonstrong— Joel Hanrahan (@hanrahan52) April 20, 2013 Let us all applaud those who keep us safe and remember to assist all of those who have been hurt in this.— Andrew Ference (@Ferknuckle) April 20, 2013 Thanks to all of Boston's Finest
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