President Barack Obama said Monday he ordered the "full resources of the federal government" to respond to the Boston bombing on Monday, and that he also called for increased security around the United States as necessary.
"All Americans stand with the people of Boston," Obama said.
Obama said that any individuals or groups responsible for the "senseless" bombing in Boston will "feel the full weight of justice."
Two people were killed in the bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon and at least 80 were wounded, according to officials in Boston.
The president did not call the bombings at the Boston Marathon a terrorist attack. But a federal law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation said investigators are classifying the bombings as a terror event, although it is not clear if it is domestic or foreign.
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