DENVER (CBS4)– The Federal Bureau of Investigation Denver Division told CBS4 there are no credible threats in the U.S. on Friday evening in relation to the deadly attacks in Paris. Some students from Denver were in Paris when the attacks happened.
Deborah Sherman, FBI Public Affairs Specialist in Denver, said the Department of Homeland Security sets the alert levels and released this statement: “The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are closely monitoring the unfolding events in Paris and we remain in contact with our counterparts in the region. At this time, there is no specific or credible threat to the United States. We will not hesitate to adjust our security posture, as appropriate, to protect the American people.”
The University of Denver confirms they have six students studying abroad and worked to confirm their safety on Friday night. As of 10 p.m. Friday, three of the six have been accounted for.
Officials say attackers killed more than 150 people in a popular Paris concert hall in one of at least six terror attacks across the city. All the attackers are dead, according to the head of Paris police. The attack is the deadliest violence Paris has seen since World War II.
Republican Congressman Mike Coffman issued the following statement after the tragic attacks in Paris: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of France. We must stand with the French people in not only condemning these attacks but in defeating those responsible.”
Republican Senator Cory Gardner released a statement on the events unfolding in Paris: “The people of Colorado and the United States stand firmly beside our oldest ally, France. We mourn those lost and pray for their families. And we are united with all Parisians as they unite against this senseless violence.”
The American Embassy in Paris offers the following information for those who need it during a crisis:
If you are an American citizen, or you are calling about an American citizen in an after-hours emergency situation please call: 01-43-12-22-22 and then dial 0 (zero) when you hear the automated greeting. You will be connected to our live telephone attendants immediately. Ask to speak with the Embassy Duty Officer who will assist you. If you are calling from the United States, please dial 011-33-1-43-12-22-22, and then 0 (zero), and ask to speak with the Embassy Duty Officer. Get more information about the Embassy’s American Citizen Services.
From the State Department: Haven’t heard from a U.S. citizen relative in Paris? Contact: 1-888-407-4747 (from US) +1-202-501-4444 (From all other countries).
Police in New York say they’ve deployed extra units to crowded areas of the city “out of an abundance of caution” in the wake of the attacks in Paris, France.
A New York Police Department statement released Friday stressed police have “no indication that the attack has any nexus to New York City.”
It said security units were sent to French government locations in the city immediately after the attacks.