Maine Leaders React to Boston Tragedy 

Members of Maine’s congressional delegation reacted to the events in Boston Monday. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King issued a joint statement this afternoon saying in part, “Like all Americans, we are shocked and deeply saddened by the deplorable and heinous act of violence that occurred at the Boston Marathon today. As we struggle to comprehend this senseless tragedy, and as we continue to gather more information, we hold the families and the loved ones of those lost firmly in our thoughts, and we continue to pray for the full recovery of everyone who has been injured.”Congressman Mike Michaud issued a press release saying, “This is a tragic day for Boston and America. The explosions and the violence are shocking, and the unknowns raise questions. Regardless of the cause and what’s behind this, I know I join all Mainers and countless Americans in extending my thoughts and prayers to all those that were affected today.”Governor LePage also delivered a message on the tragedy saying, in part, “It is a very sad patriot’s day in Boston. Ann and I send our thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of those who were killed and injured in today’s horrific act of violence. For the many Mainers who are in Boston today we hope you are safe.”