Following a series of horrifying attacks in Paris, D.C. officials say “additional law enforcement resources” have been deployed to certain areas in the city, but that there “is no imminent threat.” The full statement is below:
Mayor Bowser has been briefed by Chief Lanier and senior District officials on the attacks in Paris. Chief Lanier has been in regular communication with federal and regional law enforcement officials since the attacks began.
Out of an abundance of caution, the District has deployed additional law enforcement resources to French-owned sites and other high-profile locations. There is no imminent threat to the District and MPD will continue to work with partners and monitor the situation closely.
WMATA says it also has increased patrols on its system.
We are closely monitoring the tragic events in Paris, coordinating w/our federal partners & have increased patrols on the system. #wmata— Metro Transit Police (@MetroTransitPD) November 14, 2015
We remind our riders to be vigilant. Report any suspicious activity or unattended items immediately. Call 202-962-2121 or text MyMTPD #wmata— Metro Transit Police (@MetroTransitPD) November 14, 2015
This post has been updated.