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Is now a national story and it is a Washington DC -- presidential story let's get to Peter Barnes he's right there at the White House Peter.
-- -- just looking at pictures that the president the White House is posted on its Flickr account of the president meeting.
With his national security team and aids in the White House in the Oval Office this afternoon shortly after he was -- -- informed.
Of this of this incident in Boston will make sure that we will ensure our team has -- Sending them up to you the president was got a briefing from his Homeland Security advisor Lisa.
Monaco according to White House official as well as other.
Senior our White House staff in the Oval Office he is still in the west wing week we know that because there's always a marine.
Guard posted at the door of the west wing when the president is in the west wing so he is still there.
This afternoon shortly after he was -- he did call Boston.
Mayor Tom Menino as well as a masters Governor Deval Patrick and according to the aide expressed his concern.
For those injured and to make clear that his administration is ready to provide.
As they respond to the incident in the press conference with police commissioner Ed Davis he said he had talked.
I've spoken to FBI director Robert Mueller as well as the head of the Boston field office of the FBI and officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
In the Boston area.
Here at the White House the Secret Service is on heightened alert the tourists have been cleared.
From the plaza Pennsylvania Avenue plaza.
In front of the north lawn and they are now there's yellow tape all the way around the perimeter of the closet tourists are over.
Have been forced over into a Lafayette squared and keep and there are and there are now Secret Service cruisers.
Parked out here we we do not.
Get a sense that there is any -- imminent danger I just want to make that clear but obviously.
And many cities including Washington DC.
Are on heightened alert as a result of the bombings this over this incident.
In Boston DC police have confirmed that that they are on heightened alert they have sent extra patrols into the subway system here in Washington.
The metro system and we are continuing to stand by for any updates from the White House.
On its response to the developed -- the developments in Boston -- and Adam.
Peter Barnes can interrupt us if you get anything more from the president in the meantime it.
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