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Boston Police To Boost Presence At Concerts, Sports Venues Following Paris Attacks

BOSTON (CBS) -- Boston police will have an increased presence at concerts and sporting events around the city in the wake of deadly terror attacks in Paris, officials said Sunday.

Friday's shootings and suicide bombings targeting the Bataclan concert hall and France's national stadium, among other sites, killed at least 129 people and injured hundreds more.

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At a press conference in Boston Sunday, Police Commissioner William Evans said officers will step up their presence at similar locations in the city.

"You're going to see us being visible in and around the city," Evans said. "Obviously around transportation centers in the city, around sporting events, as well as obviously concert venues."

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Governor Charlie Baker said he's all too aware of how recent history has taken an emotional toll on residents.

"Between 911 and the marathon bombings the people of this community have felt this very  first hand, and its hard to find any collection of folks in and around Boston and Massachusetts generally who wont know somebody who was directly effected by one of those terrorist attacks" said Baker.

The latest intelligence indicates that European cities like London and Rome are at a higher risk of an attack from ISIS than American cities, according to Evans.

"We're confident that Boston has no threat, but we're monitoring closely," he said. "It's a sad day that we have to live like this."

Evans said authorities are constantly scanning social media for threats, and are also in touch with religious communities and colleges that could be targets.

"If someone sees something, they have to say something," Evans said. "I have all the confidence in the world in my department."

A rally was set for noon on Boston Common for the city to show support for victims of the attacks and solidarity with the people of France. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said the French Consulate in Boston has been appreciative of the outpouring of love from the city.

"Boston stands with the people of Paris and those who lost loved ones," Walsh said. "It's important to remember in these difficult times that we remain vibrant as a city."

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Kim Tunnicliffe reports:

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