Obama On Boston Explosion: ‘Americans Refuse To Be Terrorized’ VIDEO
President Barack Obama spoke about the “resolve and resilience” of Boston during his weekly address on April 20.
“On Monday, an act of terror wounded dozens and killed three innocent people at the Boston Marathon,” Obama says in a video posted to the White House’s YouTube page on Saturday. “But in the days since, the world has witnessed one sure and steadfast truth: Americans refuse to be terrorized.”
The hunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, ended Friday night when authorities captured him in Watertown, Mass. Authorities say the suspect, along with his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, killed an MIT police officer, severely wounded another lawman and hurled explosives at police in a car chase and gun battle, the AP reports.
Obama addressed the nation after Tsarnaev’s capture on Friday night, thanking both authorities and Bostonians.
“Tonight, our nation is in debt to the people of Boston,” Obama said, thanking Boston residents as “citizens and partners” in the bombing investigation.
“All in all,” Obama said, “this has been a tough week. But we have seen the character of our country once more.”