Secretary of State John Kerry, who represented Massachusetts in the United States Senate for 28 years, was overwhelmed with sentiment on Wednesday when talking about the victims of Monday’s tragedy. Bostonians were rattled by two bombs that exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line, but they’re not going to let it break them, Kerry said.

Before his testimony on the State Department’s budget at a House committee hearing, Kerry spoke of “my sadness and my anger, frankly, over those terrible events.”

Patriots’ Day is normally a happy time for the city, but instead had been turned into “bloody mayhem.”

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se shake hands during their news conference at the foreign ministry in Seoul April 12, 2013.

Photo: Reuters

“I have talked this week with friends and family up there,” Kerry said, his voice breaking. The secretary of State choked up while speaking about the granddaughter of a longtime friend and political supporter “fighting to keep both of her legs.”

Then added, “Boston is not going to be intimidated by this.”

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The F.B.I. canceled a planned conference that was scheduled for 8 p.m. on Wednesday. According to authorities, a possible suspect has been spotted in the surveillance cameras and other sources, the New York Times wrote. No one has been arrested for Monday’s atrocity, but investigators believe there’s a chance more than one person could have been involved in the bombings.

Three people died from the Boston Marathon Explosion that injured more than a 100 and shocked the nation.

Check out the Kerry’s address in the video below: