PHILADELPHIA (WTXF/AP) - A vigil is scheduled for the northeast corner of Philadelphia City Hall, Monday night at 6:30, in memory of the victims of the Orlando shooting. Organizers say the gathering will be an outpouring of "grief, love and solidarity for the victims in Orlando." Nearly 2,000 people posted on a Facebook page they would attend.
As a result of the shooting, Philadelphia police say they've beefed up patrols throughout the city.
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The department released a statement, which reads in part:
“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… 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.”
Sunday, thousands in Philadelphia celebrated Gay Pride as scheduled. Nobody was arrested during the parade or festival.
From Delaware State Police: "We would like to extend our hearts, thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families. We also like to express our sincere and deep appreciation for all of the first responders in Florida who willingly responded into harm’s way to save others.
"All of Delaware is reminded to stay vigilant and avoid the tendency to ignore what could be information critical to law enforcement efforts to prevent a crime or terrorist act. The Delaware State Police are consistently working to keep our state safe and are ready to act on information about suspicious circumstances. In the event of an emergency, people should still call 911.
"The Delaware State Police, through our Fusion Center (Delaware Information and Analysis Center) are working closely with federal and state partners to assess any nexus or existing threats to Delaware. Currently, there are no known ties to Delaware regarding the tragedy in Orlando, Florida. There are also no known existing credible threats to Delaware."
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf ordered U.S. and state flags at the Capitol complex, commonwealth facilities and public buildings in the state lowered to half-staff in honor of the victims of the shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida.
The governor said he and first lady Frances Wolf were sending their thoughts and prayers to the victims, their families and the Orlando community.
The shooting early Sunday that killed at least 50 people brought Pittsburgh's largest gay pride celebration to a brief halt. Hundreds taking part in Sunday's noontime PrideFest parade in downtown Pittsburgh paused for 50 seconds -- one second for every victim -- in honor of the victims. A candlelight vigil was later held.
New Jersey officials say they're not planning any extra security measures in the state following a mass shooting at a crowded gay nightclub in Florida that left at least 50 people dead.
But they are reminding residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to authorities.
State police say New Jersey homeland security officials have not detected any credible threats in the wake of Sunday's shooting in Orlando. But they say authorities continue to closely monitor the situation.
Law enforcement authorities in the state's major cities and at the Jersey Shore - home to many gay clubs - said they had no immediate plans to beef up security or impose new policies.