Cuomo says NY will be vigilant after attacks in France
Press Release, Gov. Cuomo’s Office
After terrorist attacks killed at least 100 people in Paris today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo released two statements:
“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I offer my thoughts and prayers to all those who have been affected by the attacks in Paris earlier today. These were tragic and senseless acts of violence that have claimed innocent lives and torn families apart – and my heart goes out to the loved ones of all who have been lost. As more details emerge, I want the people of Paris to know that just as the world has stood by New York in times of tragedy, today New York stands with you.
“Tonight I have directed New York State law enforcement to remain vigilant in the wake of these senseless attacks. The New York State Police, the New York State Intelligence Center and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services are actively monitoring the situation for any implications in New York State and remain in constant communication with their local and federal partners.”
Later Cuomo said he directed that the lights of One World Trade Center’s 408-foot spire will light up blue, white and red this evening, Nov. 13, and in the days ahead in solidarity with the people of Paris.
“Today’s horrific attacks in Paris have moved us all, and the more we learn, the more our hearts ache,” Cuomo said. “These were cowardly acts of evil by people who have inexplicably chosen to believe in radical hatred above all else. We reject that kind of extremism – choosing instead the bonds of liberty, equality and fraternity that bring us together.
” Today, and in the days ahead, New York will light One World Trade Center in blue, white and red as we stand in solemn solidarity with the people of France, just as they have done for us in our own times of tragedy. We join them in mourning those who were killed, and in praying for those who were injured or lost loved ones. And we continue to stand side by side with them in our commitment to a free and peaceful world.”