Boston Marathon explosions kill at least two

April 15, 2013

Two explosions rocked Boston this afternoon near the finish line for the world-famous Boston Marathon, killing at least two people and injuring many others. As of this time, no person or group has claimed responsibility for what is being called a “terrorist attack”and no suspects have been arrested. 

The White House Office of the Press Secretary just released remarks delivered by President Obama following the blast:

“We don’t yet have all the answers,” the President said, “But we do know that multiple people have been wounded, some gravely, in explosions at the Boston Marathon.

“I’ve spoken to FBI Director Mueller and Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano, and they’re mobilizing the appropriate resources to investigate and to respond…  I’ve also spoken with Governor Patrick and Mayor Menino, and made it clear that they have every single federal resource necessary to care for the victims and counsel the families.  And above all, I made clear to them that all Americans stand with the people of Boston…

“We still do not know who did this or why,” he continued, “and people shouldn’t jump to conclusions before we have all the facts.  But make no mistake -- we will get to the bottom of this.  And we will find out who did this; we'll find out why they did this.  Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice….”

Today’s race day is also Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts.   

About the Author

Wendy Leavitt

Wendy Leavitt joined Fleet Owner in 1998 after serving as editor-in-chief of Trucking Technology magazine for four years.

She began her career in the trucking industry at Kenworth Truck Company in Kirkland, WA where she spent 16 years—the first five years as safety and compliance manager in the engineering department and more than a decade as the company’s manager of advertising and public relations. She has also worked as a book editor, guided authors through the self-publishing process and operated her own marketing and public relations business.

Wendy has a Masters Degree in English and Art History from Western Washington University, where, as a graduate student, she also taught writing.  

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