US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh C. Johnson said Friday that the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are closely monitoring events in Paris and are in contact with counterparts in the region.
In a statement, Johnson stressed that, “At this time, we know of no specific or credible threats of an attack on the U.S. homeland of the type that occurred in Paris tonight.”
Johnson added, “As we do regularly, and out of an abundance of caution, DHS and the FBI are consulting with state and local law enforcement. We are also in communication with relevant private sector organizations to advise them of what we know, and to hear from them about security precautions they may take.”
Johnson mirrored earlier comments by US President Barack Obama, noting that the Paris attacks “are not just attacks on the people of France, but attacks on all of humanity and the universal values we share.”
Americans should mourn the loss of all those killed in Paris tonight, and we stand together with the French people in the fight against terrorism and extremism, Johnson said.