Joe Biden will cope with the Boulder bloodbath

US President Joe Biden spoke up after meeting with Asian American leaders to discuss “the ongoing attacks and threats to the community” while at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia on March 19, 2021.

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President Joe Biden will speak on Tuesday about the shooting at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, in which 10 people were killed.

Biden, who has been kept informed of the massacre throughout the morning, will make brief comments before leaving for Ohio that early afternoon, the president’s office told NBC News.

Biden also instructed that all flags should be hoisted on half staff in the White House, his office said. It’s the second time in less than a week that Biden has called for the flags to be lowered following a mass shooting after eight people were killed in spas in the Atlanta area.

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Boulder police identified Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, as a suspect in the Colorado shooting. He was arrested Monday afternoon at the King Soopers grocery store and charged with ten first degree murder.

“I want to say to the community that I am so sorry that this incident happened,” said Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold at a press conference on Tuesday morning. “We will do everything in our power to ensure this suspect has a thorough trial and we are conducting a thorough investigation.”

Police respond at a King Sooper grocery store where a gunman opened fire on March 22, 2021 in Boulder, Colorado. Ten people were killed in the attack, including a police officer.

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