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Or continue to monitor and respond.
To the situation as it unfolds.
And I directed the full resources of the federal government to help state and local authorities protect our people.
Increase security around the United States is necessary and investigate what happened.
They -- people say a prayer for Boston tonight.
And Michelle and I send our deepest thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims in the wake of this senseless loss.
We don't yet have all the answers but we do know that multiple people have been wounded.
Some -- in explosions of the Boston Marathon.
I've spoken to.
FBI director Mueller and secretary of Homeland Security -- tunnel and -- mobilizing.
The appropriate resources to investigate.
And to respond.
I've updated leaders of congress from both parties and we reaffirm that on days like this there are no Republicans or Democrats.
We are Americans united -- concern for all citizens.
I've also spoken with Governor Patrick and Mayor Menino and made it clear that they have every single.
Federal resource necessary to care for the victims and counsel -- families.
And above all I made clear to them that all Americans stand with the people of Boston.
Boston Police firefighters.
And first responders as well for -- National Guard responded.
And continue to do so as we speak.
It's reminder that so many American serve and sacrifice on our behalf every single day without regard to their own safety.
In dangerous and difficult circumstances.
And we salute all those who assisted in responding so quickly and professionally.
To this tragic.
We still do not know who did this or -- and people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have all the facts.
But make no mistake we will get to the bottom this and we will find out who did this we'll find out why they that this.
Any response any responsible individuals.
And responsible groups.
Will feel the full weight.
-- a holiday in Massachusetts.
It's -- -- that celebrates.
The free and fiercely independent spirit that.
This great American city of Boston has reflected from the earliest days of our nation and -- today that draws.
The world to Boston streets in the spirit of friendly competition.
Boston is a tough and resilient town.
I'm supremely confident that Bostonians wool pulled together take care of each other and move forward as one proud city and as they do.
The American people won't be -- them every single step of the way.
You should anticipate that as we get more information.
Our team's world.
Provide you briefings.
Were stolen the investigation stage at this point.
But I just want to reiterate that we will find out who did this.
And we will hold them accountable.
Thank you very much.
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