Locals happy with news bin Laden has been killed

After Osama bin Laden's death was announced by the president late last night, locals are reacting with relief and happiness that the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks has been killed.

"It definitely makes me feel safer," said one White Plains resident. "Osama bin Laden was a very evil, evil individual."

Others gathered in Times Square and at Ground Zero as soon as President Obama's speech began, with the jubilant crowds waving American flags and singing the National Anthem in celebration.

While everyone agreed that bin Laden's death was very welcome, there was still concern that a retaliation attack on Americans could occur. Security has been increased at U.S. embassies around the world and in New York City.

At The Rising memorial in Valhalla, which pays tribute to the 111 Westchester residents killed on 9/11, jubilation over bin Laden's death was mixed with concern over remaining vigilant as a nation.

Osama bin Laden killed during U.S. operation in Pakistan

VIDEO: President Obama announces Osama bin Laden's death

Text of President Barack Obama's announcement

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