Boston Marathon Bombing: Statement from Governor Deval Patrick (FULL-TEXT)

on April 15 2013 5:11 PM
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Two explosions reportedly occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon. Twitter/@Ryanpbroderick

Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick issued the following statement in the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon which have killed at least two people:

“This is a horrific day in Boston. My thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured. I have been in touch with the president, [Boston] Mayor [Thomas] Menino and our public safety leaders. Our focus is on making sure that the area around Copley Square is safe and secured. I am asking everyone to stay away from Copley Square and let the first responders do their jobs.”

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