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Chicago Police Ramp Up Presence At Christkindlmarket After Berlin Attack

By Stephen Gossett in News on Dec 19, 2016 11:17PM

Christkindlemarket, photo via Chicagoist Flickr user Ann Fisher

The Chicago Police Department is "adding police resources to Daley Plaza" in the wake of Monday's deadly attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. At least nine people were killed and 50 more were injured in the attack.

"The Chicago Police Department is closely monitoring events in Berlin and we are in regular communication with our federal and international partners," said Chicago Police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi in a statement via Twitter. "While there is no threat to the city or the greater area, CPD will be adding police resources to Daley Plaza including additional foot and bike patrols and specialized units."

"We continue to work closely with the Cook County Sheriff's Office and the Office of Emergency Management and Communications as well as with federal partners to ensure an optimal level of public safety throughout the holiday season," he added.

Read Guglielmi's full statement below.