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Feds join city and state officials in Carnival security

11 months 1 day 6 hours ago January 07, 2016 Jan 7, 2016 Thursday, January 07 2016 January 07, 2016 12:05 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Kevin McGill

NEW ORLEANS - The head of The FBI office in New Orleans is joining city and state officials in asking for public vigilance during Mardi Gras season.

FBI agent Jeff Sallet (sah-LEHT) and Mayor Mitch Landrieu stressed that there is no credible threat to Mardi Gras festivities. But they stressed that residents and visitors should be alert for -- and report -- anything they deem suspicious.

They plan to publicize a toll free number, 1-800-CALL-FBI, as part of the "If you see something, say something campaign.

Carnival season draws an estimated 1 million people to area streets for parades and celebrations that continue until Mardi Gras, which falls this year on Feb. 9.

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