Obama briefed on Watertown shootout

One bombing suspect is dead, and a second remains at large

Topics: Associated Press, Boston Marathon, Boston Bombing, Watertown, Barack Obama,

Obama briefed on Watertown shootoutPresident Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama in Boston, Thursday, April 18, 2013. (Credit: AP/Charles Krupa)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama is being briefed on developments in the investigation into the bombings at the Boston Marathon.

It said in a statement that the president’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, Lisa Monaco, was briefing Obama overnight about the news unfolding in Boston and the nearby community of Watertown.

One bombing suspect is dead and a second remains at large.

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