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WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Barack Obama said Monday he ordered the “full resources” of the federal government to respond to the Boston bombings on Monday, and that he also called for increased security around the United States as necessary.
Pledging a full investigation to find out what happened, Obama said any individuals or groups responsible for what he called “senseless” violence will “feel the full weight of justice.”
“We still do not know who did this or why, and people shouldn’t jump to conclusions before we have all the facts,” Obama said. “But, make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this, and we will find out who did this and we will find out why they did this. Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice.”
The president spoke to reporters at the White House a few hours after explosions rocked an area near the finish line of Monday’s Boston Marathon.