President Obama made an unplanned trip to the French Embassy in the District Thursday evening.
According to NBC News, immediately after landing in D.C. aboard Marine One, the president and his motorcade made their way to the embassy in Northwest.
The visit was brief -- the President signed a condolence book to honor those killed in the terrorist attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.
He left the following note:
"On behalf of all Americans, I extend our deepest sympathy and solidarity to the people of France following the terrible terrorist attack in Paris. As allies across the centuries, we stand united with our French brothers to ensure that justice is done and our way of life is defended. We go forward together knowing that terror is no match for freedom and ideals we stand for - ideals that light the world.
Vive la France!"