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Disney and SeaWorld on Sunday issued statements following the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Originally, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said that there would be increased security in and around Universal Studios on Sunday but later clarified that the staffing at Universal is always robust and will not be increased.
Anaheim police told THR that the department takes Disneyland “very seriously” and the park would be closely watched, adding that the park always has a high police presence.
Bob Iger, Disney CEO released a statement on the shooting: “We are all heartbroken by the tragic and horrific events in Orlando, and offer our thoughts, prayers and support to everyone in our community affected by this senseless act.”
Disney continuously reviews its security procedures and make adjustments as necessary.
Los Angeles police declined to comment on how many additional officers were on duty Sunday, but numerous police choppers were in the Hollywood air.
SeaWorld issued a statement on the Orlando shooting: “Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those touched by the unimaginable events that occurred in Orlando early this morning.”
It is unclear what additional precautions the parks in San Diego and Orlando are taking concerning security measures.
Early Sunday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti revealed Santa Monica police arrested a man who had explosives and guns in his car and told police he intended on going to L.A. Pride.
It remains unclear if that suspect has any connection to the shooter who killed at least 50 people when he opened fire in Orlando’s Pulse nightclub on Saturday night.
Garcetti reassured Pride fest attendees and viewers watching his news conference that “we are safe.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those touched by the unimaginable events that occurred in Orlando early this morning.
— SeaWorld (@SeaWorld) June 12, 2016
Updated 6:34 p.m. Sunday, June 12: Added clarification about Universal Studios security.
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