The president's announcement last night of Osama Bin Laden's death took the country by storm. Here's some local area reactions to the news.
Angela Burdette works at the Outlet Mall, and said she is glad that Osama Bin Laden is finally gone.
"I think it's a triumph for the victims of the families hurt by the 9/11 attacks," she said. "I think it could lead to us getting out of Afghanistan and Iraq."
Burdette added that she has illusions about Bin Laden's death, and that she does not feel any safer working at the outlets.
"I don't feel any safer than I did before," she said. "Even with the death of Osama Bin Laden, his extremist followers can still go out there and fulfill his mission."
Local Firefighters Robert Heinz and Joe Cuddihy said they both believe Bin Laden's death is a significant, if not necessarily for military success but for the world as a whole.
"Everyone's happy he's dead," Heinz said. "The world's a safer place."
"I'm really glad he's gone," Cuddihy said.