SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) - The terror is over. Now, people are eager to enjoy the city of Boston without fear.
Wendie Young of Springfield said, "I definitely do feel safer. I'm so so happy. I know a lot of people were injured but I'm glad the people that were evacuated are able to go home back to their home."
And for Andrew Concepcion, it means he can go home.
"Well I was supposed to take the Amtrak back into Boston but with the lockdown and everything I kind of got stranded here so I rented a hotel room. I spoke with some family members who gave me the idea to take the bus into Providence," said Concepcion at the bus station Saturday morning.
On Friday the streets of Boston were eerily quiet and empty during the manhunt for the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.
People were ordered to stay indoors while police searched for 19 year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
All public transit was suspended including travel from Western Massachusetts to Boston.
However, now that the manhunt is over, people have a new attitude.
"I didn't care about the lockdown. If that's what it took to find the guy then I would have stayed home. If they shut down the whole state, if they shut down the entire East Coast of the United States to find this guy I don't think anyone would have a problem with it," said Concepcion.
The Boston Red Sox also resumed play for the first time since the bombings on Monday with fans no longer in fear.