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Just been briefed by my national security team including FBI director Mueller.
Attorney general holder secretary Apollo tunnel and my counterterrorism.
And Homeland Security advisor Lisa Monaco on the attacks in Boston.
We continue to mobilize and deploy all appropriate law enforcement resources to protect our citizens.
And investigate and to respond to this attack.
Obviously our first thoughts this morning.
Are with the victims their families.
And the city of Boston.
We know that two explosions.
Gravely wounded dozens of Americans.
And took the lives of others including a if your war.
This was a heinous and cowardly act.
And given what we now know about what took place the FBI is investigating it as an act of terrorism.
Any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians.
It is an act of terror.
What we don't yet know power is who carried out this attack.
-- was planned and executed by a terrorist organization.
Foreign or domestic.
Or was react a malevolent individuals.
That's -- we don't yet know and clearly worth the beginning of our investigation.
We'll take time -- to follow every lead and determine what happened.
But we won't find out.
We will all find whoever harmed our citizens and we will bring them to justice.
We also know best the American people refuse to be terrorized.
Because what world saw yesterday in the aftermath of the explosions were stories of heroism.
And generosity and love.
-- Roberts who kept running to the nearest hospital to give blood.
And those who stayed to attend to the wounded.
Some turned off their own -- to make sure it gets.
The first responders who ran into the chaos to save lives.
The men and women were still treating the wounded that some of the best hospitals in the world in the medical students who -- -- to help.
Saying when we heard we all came out.
The priests who open their churches and ministered to the hurt and the fearful.
And the good people of Boston who open their homes to the victims of this attack.
And those shaken by.
So if you want to know who we are what America is.
How we respond to evil that's it.
In the coming days we will pursue every effort to get to the bottom of what happened and we will continue to remain vigilant.
I've directed my administration to take appropriate security measures to protect the American people and this is a good time for all of us to remember that.
We all have a part to play in alerting authorities.
If you see something suspicious.
I've extraordinary confidence in the men and women of the FBI.
The Boston Police Department and the other agencies that responded so heroically and effective way.
In the aftermath of yesterday's events I'm very grateful for the leadership of Governor Patrick and Mayor Menino.
And I know that even as we protect our people and aggressively pursue this investigation.
People Baltimore continue to respond.
In the same crowd.
And heroic way that they have thus far.
And their fellow Americans will be right there what.
Thank you very much and you can expect.
Further briefings from our our law enforcement officials.
The day goes on.
When we have more details they will be this -- What I've indicated to you is what we know now.
We know was.
Bombs that were set off we know that.
Obviously they did some severe damage we do not know who give them.
We did not know whether this is active in organization or an individual or individuals.
We don't have a sense of motive yet.
So everything else at this point -- speculation.
We received more information as the FBI has more information as our counterterrorism teams have more information.
We will make sure to keep you and the American people close to our thank you very much server.
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