Rhode Island senator says “free world” stands with France

Sen. Jack Reed

By The Associated PRess

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed says the “civilized, free world” is standing with France following the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris and must not bend to fear and intimidation.

Ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Reed said facts and intelligence on the scope of Friday’s coordinated attacks are still being collected. But he said it’s certain the U.S. is resolved to “support our friends and allies and bring the perpetrators to justice.”

Reed said “we must remain vigilant in the face of evolving threats,” but “never bending to fear and intimidation.”

At least 127 people died in Friday night’s gun-and-bombing rampages in Paris. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.

Rhode Island State Police said there was nothing to report regarding any stepped-up security measures following the attacks.

(c) The Associated Press / WLNE-TV 2015