Baltimore police address security concerns after Manchester blast
- Author: Leroy Wright May 23, 2017,
May 23, 2017, 20:59
"As with all incidents of terrorism or suspected terrorism, we monitor and receive information through the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF)", Baltimore police spokesman Chief T.J. Smith said.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said there will be more police on the streets of the British capital after a suicide bomber killed at least 22 people and wounded 59 at a concert by US singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester.
My thoughts and those of everyone at Police Scotland are with those who have lost loved ones or who were injured in the attack in Manchester.
"People will therefore see armed police on patrol at transport hubs and crowded places".
The police chief also noted that while there was no information about a possible threat to Scotland, the residents should stay alert.
Officers confirmed that the attacker was killed during the incident, with so-called Islamic State taking responsibility for the bombing.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that the "precautionary measure" would act to reassure the public that security action was being taken with an "uplift of visible policing".
Extra armed police were on the streets of West Yorkshire today after the attack in Manchester.
"Our policing colleagues and the other emergency services are continuing to do an outstanding job in hard circumstances in the devastating aftermath of this attack, and we are also thinking of them". This will include the deployment of extra armed officers, said the statement.
The police are reminding people to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to police or by calling the Anti-Terrorism Hotline on 0800 789 321.
Chief superintendent Stephen McAllister, Forth Valley divisional commander, said: "We should point out that, although the threat of terrorist attacks across the United Kingdom is severe, there has been no specific intelligence to suggest this area will be attacked".