Obama Notified About Explosions at Boston Marathon

Image: Obama Notified About Explosions at Boston Marathon Police secure the area in front of the White House in Washington on April 15, 2013 after blasts rocked the finish line of the Boston marathon.

Monday, 15 Apr 2013 04:02 PM

 

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The White House says President Barack Obama has been notified about the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

The White House says the administration is in contact with state and local authorities and directed his administration to provide whatever assistance is necessary in the investigation and response.

Vice President Joe Biden was on a conference call with gun control activists when staffers turned on televisions in his office Monday to view coverage of the explosions. Biden said during the call that his prayers were with those who suffered injuries.

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