Jon Lester, who started for the Red Sox the night before, watched the manhunt for suspect No.2 along with the rest of the country, after Friday night's game with the Royals was canceled for safety reasons. Here's his reaction to the arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, accused of placing a bomb at Monday's Boston Marathon.
Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester
To the JTTF and all the law enforcement officials who have worked day and night to ensure our safety. Thank you! #BostonStrong— Jon Lester (@JLester31) April 20, 2013
Former Patriots guard Joe Andruzzi gained some attention, seemingly unwanted, for helping carry an injured woman to help after the bomb blasts on Monday. On Friday, he once again credited others.
Thank you to our men and women in law enforcement who tirelessly have been serving and protecting us. #bostonstrong— Joe Andruzzi (@Andruzzi63) April 20, 2013
Other current and former Boston athletes responded on Twitter, too.
Red Sox RF Shane Victorino
We stood together! Amazing work by all involved. #BostonStrong— Shane Victorino (@ShaneVictorino) April 20, 2013
Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks
So proud to be a part of this great city. #BostonStrong— Will Middlebrooks (@middlebrooks) April 20, 2013
Red Sox RP Joel Hanrahan
Awesome job by the law enforcement, thank you!!! And to take him alive, what a feeling! #bostonstrong— Joel Hanrahan (@hanrahan52) 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
Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey
Duck boats for the Boston Police?? Thank you to all law enforcement involved!!— Andrew Bailey (@AndrewBailey40) April 20, 2013
Former Red Sox catcher Dusty Brown
Victory!!— Dusty Brown (@TheDustyBrown) April 20, 2013
Former Celtics forward Rick Fox
#BOSTONSTRONG Thank God for the service men and women who operated that served this week!!— Rick Fox (@Rickafox) April 20, 2013
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski
Patriots DT Vince Wilfork
Thanks to all of Boston's Finest It's a great thing you've done! Mission accomplished!!— Vince Wilfork (@wilfork75) April 20, 2013
Patriots WR Justin Edelman
Gotta give a round of applause to our police men and women, and FBI and everyone who took part in executing this task. Awesome job.— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) April 20, 2013
The two bomb blasts killed three people and injured more than 170 runners and spectators. The running community reacted to the arrest, as well.
Praying this is over so the healing can begin. #Boston— Kara Goucher (@karagoucher) April 20, 2013
The B.A.A. joins all citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in thanking the federal, state and city law... fb.me/CiJ5hK6g— Boston Marathon (@bostonmarathon) April 20, 2013
Athletes in other sports tweeted thoughts of pride and relief.
Twins catcher Drew Butera
Dodgers 3B Nick Punto
#bostonpd you guys are unreal! Awesome job!— Nick Punto (@Shredderpunto) April 20, 2013
Hawks forward Anthony Tolliver
Boston can finally breathe! #thankGod— Anthony Tolliver (@ATolliver44) April 20, 2013
Flash forward Abby Wambach
What a pleasure it is to watch the folks cheering on any cars with flashing lights. It makes me filled up with love. #bostonstrong— Abby Wambach (@AbbyWambach) April 20, 2013
Bills RB C.J. Spiller
I'm continue to prayer for the all the victims that was affected by the tragedy and hope by this capture some of families have some closure— CjSpiller (@CJSPILLER) April 20, 2013
Lakers forward Metta World Peace
With all that is going on in the world , I like my name.— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) April 20, 2013