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Chicago Is Stepping Up Security On CTA And Metra In Wake Of Paris Attacks

By Kate Shepherd in News on Nov 16, 2015 7:43PM

After the shock of Friday's tragic terrorist attack that killed more than 100 people in Paris, Chicago's public transit systems are increasing security.

Although law enforcement officials have not seen a specific threat to Chicago,they are stepping up patrols and taking more security precautions, according to USA Today.

Commuters riding the CTA, Metra and South Shore Line noticed the changes on Monday morning.

"I got on the train and off the train, there's law enforcement going into the train and getting off at every entrance and exit," commuter Danny Lowe told ABC7.

Officials are saying that increased security is just a precaution but they are asking riders to be alert, vigilant and to report anything suspicious they see, according to Fox 32.

"Currently there is no credible threat or nexus to Chicago," Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said in a statement Friday. "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."