PHILADELPHIA, PA (WTXF) - The Philadelphia Police department has released the following statement on the incident in Orlando:
The Philadelphia Police Department hasn't received any information regarding any direct threat to this city; however, as a result of the recent incident in Orlando we have increased our awareness and presence throughout the city.
Officers have been instructed to be vigilant and to patrol any area that could be of concern.
The department will continue to monitor the events of last night in Orlando and work with our federal partners to ensure the safety of our citizens here in Philadelphia.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the many victims and families impacted by this tragedy in Orlando.
We encourage citizens here in Philadelphia to be vigilant and as always, if you see something say something by calling 911 and inform us of anything suspicious.