Emanuel, McCarthy speak out on Paris attacks

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Two of the city's top officials are speaking out on the horrific attacks in Paris Friday night. 

Officials say a  series of unprecedented attacks on popular night spots killed more than 100 people in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II Friday night.  The worst carnage was at a concert hall hosting an American rock band, where scores of people were held hostage and attackers hurled explosives at their captives. 

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Friday that his department is actively monitoring the tragic events unfolding overseas. 

"Currently there is no credible threat or nexus to Chicago.  In the interest of public safety, we remain in constant contact with our federal and international partners to evaluate and respond to any changes in intelligence. Our prayers and deepest sympathies go out to all those affected by this unspeakable violence," he said in a statement. 

Mayor Rahm Emanuel also released a heartfelt statement regarding the attacks: 

Tonight the City of Chicago stands shoulder to shoulder with the City of Paris in the wake of today's despicable and horrifying attacks. For nearly 20 years Chicago and Paris have been sister cities, united by a free and  rich exchange of culture.  I speak for all Chicago when I say that we are saddened and sickened by what has taken place tonight and our thoughts and prayers remain with the victims, their families, and with all of the French people.

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