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Elizabeth Warren Addresses Bombing, Says ‘Boston Will Survive’

Elizabeth Warren: 'Boston Will Survive'

Elizabeth Warren addressed the Boston Marathon bombings on Tuesday, thanking the brave first responders to the explosions and saying the city has the full support of the federal government.

Warren, the commonwealth’s junior Senator, joined Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino in addressing the Boston Marathon explosions. The explosions rocked the finish line at the marathon, leaving three dead and more than 170 injured.

On a day still filled with shock and sadness in the city, Warren took time to thank the heroes.

“We want to extend our thanks to the first responders, to the firefighters, to the police officers, to the EMS, to everyone on the scene, including the volunteers, who came and helped those in trouble and helped save lives,” she said. “We are deeply grateful.”

Warren said she learned about the bombing as she was getting off a plane in Washington, D.C., and as soon as she learned what happened she turned around and boarded a plane back to Boston.

“I literally never left the airport, I stepped right back on the plane,” Warren told the Telegraph. “This is family. This is family.”

She pledged full support from the federal government, as has President Obama. In a speech on Monday, Obama said he would bring justice to those responsible for the bombing.

“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, adding, “Make no mistake. We will get to the bottom of this. We’ll find out who did this and why they did this. Any responsible individuals and any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice.”

So far Boston police have no one in custody, though both police and the FBI have called on anyone with footage of the attack to bring it to them.

Warren also had a message of resilience after the Boston Marathon bombing, saying, “Boston will survive.”

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