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What Boston Was Like After The Marathon Bombing Suspect Was Captured

Crowds gathered at Boston Common and Boylston Street.

Posted on April 19, 2013, at 11:04 p.m. ET

After the Boston Marathon bombing suspect was captured, many in Boston celebrated.

A large group went to Boston Common.

Big celebration cried gathering in Boston Common changing Boston! and USA! http://t.co/zMswy1xgYe

Big celebration cried gathering in Boston Common changing Boston! and USA! http://t.co/zMswy1xgYe-- Roy Rodenstein

Now BPD! BPD! Tons of college kids from Emerson, Suffolk and everyone around the park http://t.co/3YEZvkwPCe

Now BPD! BPD! Tons of college kids from Emerson, Suffolk and everyone around the park http://t.co/3YEZvkwPCe-- Roy Rodenstein

There was a moment of silence.

Moment of silence in the Common for victims of the attacks. #BostonProud http://t.co/6pvESctOhu

Moment of silence in the Common for victims of the attacks. #BostonProud http://t.co/6pvESctOhu-- The Daily Free Press

Silence has fallen when crowds march through the Boston Common and witness the children posters. http://t.co/R9EMuBFMff

Silence has fallen when crowds march through the Boston Common and witness the children posters. http://t.co/R9EMuBFMff-- The Daily Free Press

And everyone sang the National Anthem.

And "Sweet Caroline."

Boston is celebrating the capture of Suspect 2, singing "Sweet Caroline" in the Boston Common #fox25 #bostonstrong http://t.co/Rta36ceFKx

Boston is celebrating the capture of Suspect 2, singing "Sweet Caroline" in the Boston Common #fox25 #bostonstrong http://t.co/Rta36ceFKx-- FOX 25 News Boston

People cheered.

BOSTON CELEBRATES #bostonstrong #bostoncommon http://t.co/CGu3k3xygm

BOSTON CELEBRATES #bostonstrong #bostoncommon http://t.co/CGu3k3xygm-- Josh Warner

Live from #bostoncommon #weareboston http://t.co/DBhdC2wUqq

Live from #bostoncommon #weareboston http://t.co/DBhdC2wUqq-- jus†in

Boston Common is flooded... http://t.co/7LE781CGoa

Boston Common is flooded... http://t.co/7LE781CGoa-- Tyler Stone

In contrast, this was the scene hours earlier:

A pretty empty Boston Common. http://t.co/OInE8Xk0lW

A pretty empty Boston Common. http://t.co/OInE8Xk0lW-- katiebakes

Things were more quiet on Boylston Street Friday night.

A group of people gathered around a makeshift memorial on the street.

Crowd gathered at Boylston Street Memorial and bells from Arlington Church ringing. So moving. http://t.co/06pf5hL31G

Crowd gathered at Boylston Street Memorial and bells from Arlington Church ringing. So moving. http://t.co/06pf5hL31G-- Shyana212

A crowd gathers around a makeshift memorial on Boylston St. http://t.co/n89TrRfkHl

A crowd gathers around a makeshift memorial on Boylston St. http://t.co/n89TrRfkHl-- The Daily Free Press

Crowds gather at Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street to honor victims of the bombings, via @bloombergtv http://t.co/znXafwXtKZ

Crowds gather at Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street to honor victims of the bombings, via @bloombergtv http://t.co/znXafwXtKZ-- Katy Finneran

But no matter where they were, people thanked Boston police officers.

People lining up to shake the hands of @Boston_Police officers. Some real firm handshakes. #boston #bostoncommon http://t.co/LWpsv9GXqi

People lining up to shake the hands of @Boston_Police officers. Some real firm handshakes. #boston #bostoncommon http://t.co/LWpsv9GXqi-- alice donovan

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