Is The U.S. In Danger After Paris Attacks? U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Comments
Several shootings and explosions shook Paris on Friday night in what officials say appear to be coordinated terrorist attacks, killing as many as 40 people, according to early reports. But is the U.S. in danger after the Paris attacks? Officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are monitoring the attacks and say that there is currently no known threat to this country, CNBC reports.
President Obama made a statement about the attacks, saying, "This is an attack on not just Paris and not just the people of France. This is an attack on humanity and the universal values that we share."
Obama also spoke extensively about the U.S.'s friendly relationship with France, calling the country "our oldest ally" and saying that we would be prepared to offer any support that the country needs in the aftermath of these horrific events.
"Those of us here in the United States know what it's like," Obama said, speaking of the U.S.'s experience as a victim of terrorism. "We can always count on the French people to stand with us. They have been an extraordinary counter-terrorism partner and we intend to be there with them in that same fashion."
At this point, it seems that the U.S. itself is not in immediate danger related to the violence in Paris.
That said, the NYPD is apparently sending extra coverage to heavily populated areas of New York.
This story is developing...