Paris Attacks: L.A. Events Increase Security in "Necessary Precaution"
Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted that there are no credible threats in Los Angeles following Friday's attacks in Paris that left over 100 people dead.
The LAPD is taking precaution in Los Angeles after the recent Paris attacks on Nov. 13 that left at least 127 people dead.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted that there will be heightened security in Los Angeles as a precaution. He tweeted: "There are no confirmed credible threats here in Los Angeles but we're taking all necessary precautions for heightened attention in our city."
There are no confirmed credible threats here in Los Angeles but we're taking all necessary precautions for heightened attention in our city.— Eric Garcetti (@ericgarcetti) November 13, 2015
Los Angeles stands with Paris against the horror of these attacks. Our love and prayers are with you.— Eric Garcetti (@ericgarcetti) November 13, 2015
Los Angeles events set for this Saturday and Sunday are scheduled to have an increase in security, according to CBS Los Angeles. A Justin Bieber concert Friday at Staples Center was observed to have beefed up security. A Snoop Dogg concert set for Saturday at the L.A. Coliseum and a Christmas tree lighting at The Grove are planned to have a larger officer presence as well.
While officials will be keeping a strict eye on security, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman told CBS that they aren't taking extreme measures.
“While there is no specific credible threat to Los Angeles County, sheriff’s personnel will be reminded to remain vigilant and maintain situational awareness. We urge the public to report any suspicious activity to a local law enforcement agency and if they see something, say something,” the department told CBS.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck shared his condolences on Paris via Twitter as well. He tweeted: "No city should have to undergo the sheer terror which took place in #Paris. #LAPD stands with Paris against this unthinkable violence."
At least 127 people were killed in a series of attacks that targeted young concert-goers, soccer fans and Parisians at popular nightspots in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II, the AP reported.