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Tarrant County Sheriff: 'No Local Specific Threats'

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    Tarrant County Sheriff wants to assure residents there's no local threat following the Orlando attack. (Published June 14, 2016) (Published Tuesday, June 14, 2016)

    As the terror attack and hate crime in Orlando has many feeling on edge across the country, law enforcement leaders in North Texas say they're constantly being updated by federal officials.

    Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson posted a message to the department's Facebook page on Monday to confirm there's no concern of such an attack here.

    "So for now I assure you we know of no local specific threats," Anderson wrote.

    In it, Anderson said the FBI and Department of Homeland Security have kept local agencies across the country updated since the attack on Sunday about threats to the nation. The sheriff took part in a nationwide conference calls with DHS and FBI leaders Monday.

    Anderson's comments echoed much of what President Obama and FBI Director James Comey said publicly on Monday as well. He specifically mentioned that the investigation is large and fluid, as new information is constantly being updated, but that the suspect appears to have acted alone and his actions do not appear to be part of a larger terror plot.

    "Rest assured if any of that information leads to our area or to anyone in this area, law enforcement at all levels is ready to act swiftly and with all tools at our disposal to insure the safety of the public," the Sheriff's statement read in part.

    The sheriff assured North Texans to go about their daily lives, but also asked them to report suspicious activity to authorities.

    "Do not hesitate to report anything that seems 'not right' no matter how small," the sheriff wrote. "Remember if you see something say something!"

    To read the sheriff's full post click here.

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