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WH: Two Officers Killed in Boston Last Night (Update: WH Corrects)

5:19 PM, Apr 19, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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In a statement meant to update the press on how the president is dealing with the situtation in Boston, the White House reveals that two officers were killed there last night:

The President continues to be briefed on the investigation by his national security team. The most recent briefing, provided in the Oval Office by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco, concluded shortly after 4 p.m. Following that briefing the President placed calls to Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, to express his condolences for the two officers who were killed overnight.  The President said that the entire country is behind the people of Boston as well as Massachusetts, and that the full force of the Federal Government will continue to be made available until those responsible are brought to justice.

Previously, it had only been reported that an officer of the MIT Police Department had been killed.

UPDATE: The White House re-sends its update--and corrects itself. Only one officer--the one from the MIT Police Department--was killed last night:

"The President continues to be briefed on the investigation by his national security team. The most recent briefing, provided in the Oval Office by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco, concluded shortly after 4 p.m. Following that briefing the President placed calls to Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, to express his condolences for the MIT police officer who was killed overnight.  The President said that the entire country is behind the people of Boston as well as Massachusetts, and that the full force of the Federal Government will continue to be made available until those responsible are brought to justice."

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