Security heightened in U.S.
Cities across the U.S. were on high alert after the terror attacks in Paris though there were no reports on a specific threat to any city.
Police chiefs in several cities said the heightened patrolling and other measures were precautionary in nature, following the Paris attacks, and keeping in mind the busy sporting weekend in the U.S., with several events across cities. Police departments in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia said security has been beefed up . Federal government is coordinating with city polices.
President Barack Obama, who described the situation as “heartbreaking,” spoke to President Hollande of France to offer the condolences. “The President reiterated the United States' steadfast, unwavering support for the people of France, our oldest ally and friend, and reaffirmed the offer of any necessary support to the French investigation.
The two leaders pledged to work together, and with nations around the world, to defeat the scourge of terrorism,” a White House statement said. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh C. Johnson said the department the Federal Bureau of Investigation were “closely monitoring events in Paris and were in contact with counterparts in the region.”