Boston Marathon Explosions April 15, 2013

Text of Obama’s remarks on Boston explosions

April 15, 2013

By The Associated Press

Text of President Barack Obama’s remarks following the explosions Monday at the Boston Marathon:

Good afternoon, everybody. Earlier today, I was briefed by my homeland security team on the events in Boston. We’re continuing to monitor and respond to the situation as it unfolds. And I’ve directed the full resources of the federal government to help state and local authorities protect our people, increase security around the United States as necessary, and investigate what happened. Read more… http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/15/news/obama-remarks-boston-explosions

Lawmakers suggest terrorism involved in Boston

April 15, 2013


By DAVID ESPO
AP Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON (AP) — With little official information to guide them, members of Congress said Monday there was scant or no doubt that the deadly Boston Marathon explosions were acts of terrorism and vowed to bring anyone responsible to justice.

“We just don’t know whether it’s foreign or domestic,” said Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Read more… http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/15/news/lawmakers-suggest-terrorism-involved-in-boston

INFORMATION HOT LINES FOR FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO RAN BOSTON MARATHON

Boston Marathon Explosions

Boston Mayor’s Hotline for families of victims: 617-635-4500
Boston Police line for witnesses who may have information: 800-494-8477

Boston Marathon Athlete Tracker: This section of the marathon’s official website lets users track runners by name or bib number to find out if he or she finished the race and when.  Visit the website HERE

Google Person Finder’s Boston Marathon Page: Google’s Person Finder launched a page specifically for the Boston Marathon tragedy that lets users look up information to either find someone or offer information about someone. Visit the website HERE

RESOURCES FOR MARATHON VICTIMS:

Boston Marathon’s Official Facebook Page: Marathon officials have been regularly updating their Facebook page with the latest information, including where runners can pick up their running bags. Visit the Facebook page HERE

American Red Cross’s Safe and Well website: This allows people to register their status with the Red Cross so family members can search for them. Visit the website HERE

Strangers Offering Housing to Marathon Victims: Marathon participants or spectators who are stranded in the Boston area and need a place to stay can fill out THIS FORM to connect with people who are offering housing.

WHERE TO SUBMIT INFORMATION:

Boston Police Tip Line: Anyone with information about the incident at the Boston Marathon is encouraged to call the Boston Police Department’s tip line: 1-800-494-TIPS or call the department’s task force tip line at 617-223-6610 or email boston@ci.fbi.gov

 

OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF THE BOSTON MARATHON
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