FW: WH Travel Pool 8/21 #5: POTUS briefed on train attack

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From: Memoli, Michael [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2015 7:09 PM
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Subject: WH Travel Pool 8/21 #5: POTUS briefed on train attack

From a WH official:

"The President was updated this evening on the attack aboard the Paris-bound train, which reportedly wounded two U.S. citizens. The President's thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims of this attack, and he wishes them speedy and full recoveries.  Echoing the statements of French authorities, the President expressed his profound gratitude for the courage and quick thinking of several passengers, including U.S. service members, who selflessly subdued the attacker. While the investigation into the attack is in its early stages, it is clear that their heroic actions may have prevented a far worse tragedy. We will remain in close contact with French authorities as the investigation proceeds."

Pool is holding on grounds near the POTUS rental in Chilmark awaiting next moves.

Mike Memoli

Los Angeles Times / Tribune Washington Bureau

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