President Obama was briefed Friday morning on the tense manhunt underway in Massachusetts for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.
Obama, Vice President Biden and the administration’s national security team took the briefing in the Situation Room shortly after 9:45, according to a White House official.
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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryClinton faces decision in Trump attack strategy Watchdogs warn of 'serious' conflicts of interest for Clinton Foundation Kerry: More 'work to do' in avoiding civilian casualties in Yemen MORE and CIA Director John Brennan dialed into the meeting by video conference. Napolitano was scheduled to testify at a hearing on immigration Friday but will testify later because of the unfolding events.
Obama was briefed throughout the night on the breaking news of the investigation, according to the official.
Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck HagelChuck HagelThere's still time for another third-party option Hagel says NATO deployment could spark a new Cold War with Russia Overnight Defense: House panel unveils 5B defense spending bill MORE, and CIA Director John Brennan arrived at the White House early Friday afternoon to participate in a previously scheduled meeting of national security principals.
— Updated at 12:52 p.m.