Obama to attend Boston service for bombing victims

Rachel Rose Hartman
The Ticket

President Barack Obama will travel to Boston Thursday morning to attend a service for victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the White House announced Tuesday.

The president will "speak at an interfaith service dedicated to those who were gravely wounded or killed in Monday’s bombing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon," the press secretary said in a statement.

As of late Tuesday, officials confirmed that three individuals had been killed as a result of the attack and over 170 had been injured.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced during a press conference Tuesday evening that the service will be scheduled for 11 a.m. ET at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston's South End neighborhood.

"I'm very pleased that the president will join us for that to help us all heal," Patrick said.

Obama will be canceling a trip Friday to the University of Kansas. Details of that trip—including its purpose—had not been publicly released by the White House or the university.