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    Local authorities on alert following London terror attack

    Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said Boston “stands in solidarity with all Londoners” following a terror attack in London.

    In a post Saturday night on Twitter, Walsh wrote, “We send our prayers to the victims, first responders & all those affected,” with the hashtag, PrayersForLondon.

    The Boston Police Department said in a statement Saturday night that while there are no known credible threats to Boston at this time, it will “closely monitor the situation” and increase patrols at upcoming events.


    The Massachusetts State Police also announced that the Commonwealth Fusion Center is monitoring developments and information related to the attack in London.

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    A van mowed down multiple civilians on the London Bridge in a hit-and-run just after 10 p.m. local time Saturday. Police confirmed there are multiple casualties.

    The Fusion Center, which collects and analyzes information about terrorist organizations and acts, has been in communication with the US Department of Homeland Security National Operations Center.

    “If any information is developed that has relevance to the safety of Massachusetts residents, the Fusion Center will share it with partner law enforcement agencies and the public,” state police said in a statement.

    “Meanwhile, our thoughts are with the London victims and the emergency responders who again have been confronted by deadly extremist acts,” State Police said.

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