“My brothers and sisters in Japan,
My name is Eddie Calvo, and I’m the Governor of Guam… a place you’ve always known as a safe and inviting destination for decades.
We are shocked and grieving with the families of those who were injured and who died.
This is not the kind of thing that happens in our community. Anyone who has been to Guam knows this.
And while this type of crime doesn’t happen here like this, police and emergency personnel responded quickly. The lone criminal was immediately subdued, apprehended, and is now in custody.
He will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I assure you, my friends, we will not let this go unpunished.
For your comfort I have increased police presence throughout the visitor district even further.  Guam values its long-term relationship with the Japanese people and we promise you that we are committed to ensuring the safety of all visitors to Guam. This was an isolated incident… something that just doesn’t happen in our community. We are shocked… we are grieving with the families… and we extend our deepest condolences to those hurt.”

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