GPB has compiled Georgians' social media reaction to Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. People across the state expressed support for victims and the people of Massachusetts. Below you'll see a sampling of responses from politicians and concerned citizens.
There are no known threats to Georgia after Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon, according to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. Spokeswoman Crystal Paulk-Buchanan tells GPB state authorities have been in touch with the Federal Department of Homeland Security and the Boston Fusion Center, who say it’s early in the investigation.
Members of Congress are calling the bombings at the Boston Marathon acts of terrorism and vowing to bring the perpetrators to justice. Texas Republican Michael McCaul, the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, says the question is whether the terrorism is foreign or domestic.
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority spokeswoman Cara Hodgson says while there are no credible threats against the transit system, MARTA will increase police presence and will stay in contact with federal, state, and local agencies to stay updated on public transit-related recommendations.