The Department of Homeland Security said on Monday that there is “no specific credible threat” with music venues in the United States, but that the public “occur, higher security” in and around public places and events.
The DHS said it will be closely monitoring the explosion to a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in the UK, killed at least 19 people and more than 50.
To have “at this time we do not give any information about a specific credible threat with music events in the United States,” the DHS said in a statement. “But in public, higher security in and around public places and events such as the officials to take extra precautions to take.”
The statement added, “We are working with our foreign colleagues additional information about the cause of the reported explosion and the extent of the injuries and deaths.” It is all concerned U.S. citizens, the U.S. Embassy in London.
Former FBI special agent and former FBI national spokesman John Iannarelli told Fox News that the attack has the “functioning of the jihadist terrorism.”
“That was rather an opportunity for you, because a big concert-event occurs that evening, and the people must begin to understand that this is not always a way of life, and you need to be aware of the risk of the said in your life,” Iannarelli Fox News. “As a group of citizens, whether American or European, we must be vigilant.”
DHS offered thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the incident:
“We are ready to help you, our friends and allies in the UK in any way necessary, as you investigate and recover from this incident.”
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge contributed to this report.
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