I am all for what the local government planned to do when they were on the hunt from the terrorist. Boston is a major city with around millions of people. How easy would it be for a criminal to harm a civilian and take their clothes for a disguise to escape. The police have the option to shoot this guy point blank or to arrest him. Having people in the way could erase the first option. Overall I respected the congressman's decision, but I believe that at the moment of capturing the suspect, the whole country stood together and had something to cheer about.