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Attorney General Eric Holder Releases Statement on the Washington Navy Yard Shooting

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

The Attorney General issued the following statement today in the wake of the tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard:

 “The thoughts and prayers of everyone at the Department of Justice are with the victims of this heinous attack, and their families. We also extend our sincerest gratitude to the local and federal law enforcement agents in our nation's capital who bravely responded to the scene and prevented this tragedy from claiming even more lives.

“From my time as U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, I understand the importance of seamless cooperation at every level of government in investigations like this one. The full resources of the Department of Justice will continue to be made available to support our law enforcement partners as our nation responds to this latest mass shooting.”

Updated September 15, 2014

Press Release Number: 13-1033