FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn.– In the wake of the terror attacks in Brussels, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday was reminding those in Connecticut to be aware of their surroundings and if they see something suspicious, say something by contacting authorities.
Connecticut’s 24/7 Homeland Security Tip Line is available at 1-866-HLS-TIPS — or 1-866-457-8477.
“Keeping our citizens safe is our No. 1 priority, and the public’s vigilance is critical to keeping authorities informed and protecting Connecticut from potential threats,” Malloy said. “There are currently no credible threats to the United States or Connecticut, but we cannot be complacent. Please be aware of your surroundings at all times and report any suspicious activity immediately to the proper authorities.”
People who see something out of the ordinary should call the state’s 24-hour Homeland Security Tip Line at 1-866-HLS-TIPS (1-866-457-8477). If immediate attention is necessary, call 9-1-1 and inform the operator about what you saw and what was concerning.
Malloy also announced that in accordance with a proclamation from President Barack Obama directing flags to be lowered to honor the victims of the attacks in Brussels, Belgium – U.S. and state flags in Connecticut will fly at half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on Saturday, March 26.
“The people of Connecticut will keep Belgium in their thoughts and prayers today," Malloy said. "The brutality of these attacks shocks the soul. We as Americans are united against all forms of terrorism because we believe in a world guided by hope instead of one driven by fear. Our prayers go out to the victims of these horrific acts, their families, and the people of Belgium.”
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