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PHOENIX -

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she's horrified and heartbroken by the bombings at the Boston Marathon that left at least two people dead and dozens badly injured.

Brewer issued a statement Monday afternoon asking all Arizonans to join her in prayer for the victims and their families. She also says she's confident the perpetrators would be brought to justice.

Other Arizona politicians also issued statements about the tragedy.

Attorney General Tom Horne called the bombings "nothing less than despicable and cowardly attacks on innocent people."

House speaker Andy Tobin says he's baffled by the motives of what he called a "senseless act" and was praying for the people of Boston.


Full statements

Like all Americans, I am horrified and heartbroken by the tragedy that has stricken Boston and its Boston Marathon this afternoon. The investigation into these terrible explosions has only just begun. As we await further details into who or what is behind these explosions, I ask that my fellow Arizonans join me in praying for Boston. From the participants to the spectators, from the first responders to the families - let our hearts be with them as they put together the pieces following this tragic day. If these explosions were an intentional act, I am confident those responsible will be brought to justice. We can trust that the full weight of local, state and federal law enforcement has been brought to bear as part of this investigation. For now, let us rally together as a Nation and stand with the people of Massachusetts and the City of Boston. May our prayers give them strength. - Governor Jan Brewer

One of the primary duties of my office is to be an advocate for people who have been victimized by acts of violence.  Today's incidents in Boston were nothing less than despicable and cowardly attacks on innocent people. On behalf of everyone in the Arizona Attorney General's Office, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of these senseless acts.  It is my fervent hope that whoever perpetrated these horrific attacks is brought to swift justice. - Attorney General Tom Horne

Events like this are a reminder that, regardless of the differences and disagreements we may have, we are, at the end of the day, Americans above all, and will band together to support each other in the midst of tragedy. My sincere prayers are with those affected by today's explosions and my thanks go out to those brave volunteers and first responders who have acted so quickly to quell the chaos. - Congressman Trent Franks

Baffled by the motives of the perpetrators of this senseless act, Speaker Tobin stated, "I am profoundly saddened and disturbed by the depths of inhumanity some are willing to lower themselves to in order to achieve their goals. My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Boston as they grieve and attempt to make sense of this horrible act of violence inflicted on the innocent people of that great city. - House Speaker Andy Tobin

My family and I will be praying for the victims, Boston and for our country. Please keep them in your prayers and in your thoughts and close to your hearts. Our city will do all it takes to help them. - Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by this incident in Boston, especially the families and loved ones of those injured. Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies continue to respond, and at the President's direction, the Department of Homeland Security is providing any support necessary in this ongoing investigation. We encourage the public to be vigilant, and to listen to direction from state and local officials. - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who were killed, to the victims as well as the first responders who came to their aid today in the Boston bombings. We will never tolerate violence in any of our cities, from Boston to Phoenix, and in our city, public safety is our top priority. As soon as I heard about the explosions, I talked with Chief Garcia and our Phoenix Police Department today to let them know they have my full support to keep our community safe and to make sure our public safety officials are fully prepared. - Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton

The Phoenix Police Department's Homeland Defense Bureau, in cooperation with Phoenix Fire and the city's Emergency Management Division is in contact with officials in Boston and we are closely monitoring the situation. Though we have no specific threats in the Phoenix area at this time, these types of incidents put all organizations and agencies on a heightened level of awareness. Large event venues, public transportation and critical infrastructure facilities in our area are the highest priority. We are in communication with other Valley law enforcement agencies and working together on the sharing of information. Remember that law enforcement is a shared responsibility with our community.  Everyone is asked to watch for persons, places and behaviors that are suspicious and/or out of place and immediately contact law enforcement.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the area including those involved in the race, their families, spectators and first responders. - Phoenix Police Chief Daniel V. Garcia

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