Mayor Emanuel issues statement about events in Boston

This afternoon, Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued the following statement regarding today’s events in Boston:

I called Mayor Thomas Menino this afternoon to convey support from the people of Chicago. During this time of tragedy and uncertainty, the people of Boston are in our thoughts and prayers. 

The running of the Boston Marathon and Patriots Day are time-honored traditions. While the details of today’s tragedy are still unclear, one thing was immediately known: the patriotism and professionalism of public servants and first responders.  Our hearts go out the first responders, runners, volunteers and spectators in Boston today.