“Law enforcement officials quickly tightened security at the White House and in Washington and New York City after explosions rocked Boston on Monday afternoon near the finish line of the city’s world-famous marathon, killing at least two, injuring more than two dozen, and sparking fears of terrorism.
President Barack Obama was briefed about the blasts, a White House official said.
“The Attorney General has spoken with FBI Director Mueller and U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz,” the representative also said. “Attorney General Holder has directed the full resources of the Justice Department to be deployed to ensure this matter is fully investigated.
“The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts is coordinating the Justice Department response with FBI, ATF and other federal, state and local law enforcement authorities.