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SDPD Chief Zimmerman: No Known Threat in San Diego After Orlando Tragedy

"Working together as a community, we will protect our safety and our freedom," Chief Zimmerman said

San Diego Police Department (SDPD) Chief Shelley Zimmerman is reassuring San Diegans that there is no known threat in San Diego, though authorities continue to work closely with law enforcement. 

"As a precautionary measure and until further information is known, we have increased our security posture in the City," Zimmerman said in a statement. 

She said residents could expect increased security particularly at mass gatherings. 

"We want all San Diegans and their guests to feel safe," Zimmerman said. "This is yet another reminder for us all to remain vigilant and to stand together in protecting our community."

Zimmerman offered her condolences to those affected by the shooting.

She said if anyone sees something or knows something to speak up. FBI Spokesman Darrell Foxworth said there is always concern for a lone wolf or a copycat.

"The FBI San Diego Division through the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) continues to work with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners. At this time we do not have any information that leads us to believe there are any active or specific credible threats to the San Diego area. Additionally, at this time we have no information regarding any specific credible threats to any LGBT communities or organizations. As always, the FBI San Diego Division through the JTTF will work with our law enforcement partners to gather, share and act upon threat information as it comes to our attention. We urge the public to report any and all suspicious activity to law enforcement," read the statement from Foxworth.

No other information was immediately available.

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