December 20, 2012 / 3:47 PM / 5 years ago

Attorney General Holder to meet Newtown investigators

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Newtown, Connecticut, on Thursday to meet law enforcement officials and investigators who are examining the school massacre there, a Justice Department official said.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announces enforcement actions against UBS Securities Japan Co. Ltd.investment bank at the Justice Department in Washington December 19, 2012.Gary Cameron

Holder, the chief U.S. law enforcement official, will go after his scheduled meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and other cabinet officials about measures to reduce gun violence, the official said.

Federal law enforcement officials have been assisting local and state investigators to try to determine why and how the shooter killed 20 children and six adults on Friday.

Reporting by David Ingram; Editing by Vicki Allen

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