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King County Sheriff asks off-duty deputies to carry guns in light of Paris attacks, ‘with extra magazines’

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John Urquhart, Sheriff for King County

SEATTLE – King County Sheriff John Urquhart asked his deputies to carry their guns even when they’re off duty in light of the terrorist attacks in Paris last week.

“Of course we should all stay vigilant and ‘if you see something say something,’ but after Paris, that doesn’t seem enough,” Urquhart wrote in an email to all  his deptuites. “While off duty I am asking all commissioned personnel to always carry their sidearm, with extra magazines.”

Urquhart said the FBI hasn’t received any credible information about an attack on the U.S.

“I believe the bigger threat to the greater Seattle area is a home-grown terrorist who decides to act unilaterally in support of ISIL,” Urquhart said.