Obama pays tribute to Boston victims

Posted at 5:12 PM, Apr 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-18 17:12:00-04

BOSTON (AP) — People who were injured in the Boston Marathon bombing have had a visit today from President Barack Obama.

After he attended an interfaith church service in honor of the dead and wounded, Obama went to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he met privately with patients, their families and staff.

At the church service, Obama vowed to hunt down those responsible for the twin blasts. He said, "You will face justice."

And he said that if the bomber or bombers who struck the Boston Marathon were hoping to "intimidate" or "terrorize" Americans -- they "picked the wrong city to do it."

Like the marathoners themselves, Obama said, "We may be momentarily knocked off our feet," but that "we'll pick ourselves up."