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After Paris Attacks, Boston Officials Assure City's Safety — But Urge Residents To Remain Vigilant

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh speaks with reporters about security in the city following the deadly attacks in Paris. (Jack Lepiarz/WBUR)
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh speaks with reporters about security in the city following the deadly attacks in Paris. (Jack Lepiarz/WBUR)
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In the wake of the deadly coordinated attacks in Paris that left scores of people dead and injured on Friday, the mayor of Boston and police officials spoke Sunday morning to express their confidence in the safety of the city's residents.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters that there is presently no credible threat to the city of Boston.

However, Evans said his force going forward will deploy additional police officers to sporting games and other events drawing large crowds in the city. He stressed that his focus remains on keeping the people of Boston safe.

"This is the world we live in today," Evans said, adding that the extra officers at these events will not be police taken off of neighborhood assignments, but rather cops being paid overtime.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he has the utmost confidence in the Boston Police Department, but urged Bostonians to stay vigilant.

A rally in Boston to show solidarity with Paris is scheduled to be held on Boston Common at noon.

People have been leaving flowers and messages of support and solidarity with the people of Paris outside the French Consulate in Boston since the attacks.

With reporting from WBUR's Jack Lepiarz

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