Category: Politics / April 18, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
President Barack Obama landed in Boston on Thursday (April 18), on his way to a memorial service for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing amid a manhunt for a suspect seen on video taken before two blasts struck near the finish line on Monday (April 15).
Obama will address the interfaith service and by extension the country following the blasts that killed three people and wounded 176 in the worst attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001. No arrests have yet been made in the investigation.
Local officials including Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Police Commissioner Ed Davis and Congressman Ed Markey met Obama on the tarmac of Boston Logan International Airport as he stepped off Air Force Once and into the motorcade that would take him to the memorial service.
Obama was due to meet families of victims of the bombing and first responders while in Boston, a White House spokesman told reporters aboard Air Force One.
Video Source: Reuters