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Mayor Kasim Reed Statement on Terrorist Attack in Brussels

Post Date:03/22/2016 11:00 AM
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 Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
404-904-2618, cell

Jenna Garland, Press Secretary
404-330-6612, office
404-357-5579, cell


News Release

Mayor Kasim Reed Statement on Terrorist Attack in Brussels

ATLANTA –  "We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of ‎life today in Brussels. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and loved ones. We stand in solidarity with our sister city of Brussels and the people of Belgium as they endure these unspeakable acts of terrorism. This attack is a vicious attempt to break our spirit. At moments like this, we must stand together and pledge that no terrorist attack will ever shake the resolve of our city, state and nation.

My administration will take every precaution to ensure the safety and security of the City of Atlanta, particularly at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Since last year's attacks in Paris, we have implemented a number of enhanced security measures at the airport including additional patrols and monitoring coordinated by the Atlanta Police Department, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Transportation Security Administration, reducing the number of access points to secure areas by 85 percent and implementing daily security screening of all airport employees.

My administration's number one priority remains the safety of all of Atlanta's residents and visitors and today I reaffirm my commitment to that effort."


For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @CityofAtlanta. Follow Mayor Reed on Facebook and Twitter @Kasim Reed


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