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U.S. travelers on edge after France attack

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 01:46

Paris-bound travelers at LAX say they're uncertain if they should still make their trip after a coordinated assault by gunmen and bombers killed at least 127 people in Paris. Gavino Garay reports.

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Travelers in Los Angeles bound for Paris were apprehensive over whether or not to get on the plane -- after a string of attackers killed nearly 130 people at numerous locations across the French capital. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MEDIA SMITH TRAVELER, SAYING: "We were thinking, should we cancel, should we go, should we not go?" (SOUNDBITE) (English) KEN SANCHEZ TRAVELER, SAYING: "I was a little nervous, especially when my colleague from work, her sister lives in Paris, and the bomber was not too far from her house." French President Francois Hollande has declared a state of emergency and closed French borders, but Air France flight 77 still took off. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ALESSIA PIANI TRAVELER, SAYING: "I would not like to leave tonight on this flight, I need to go back, so I hope to find another way to go back." Some passengers say they won't let the attacks get in the way of their daily lives. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED PASSENGER, SAYING: "If we stop doing what we're doing because of these terrorist acts, then the terrorists win." The U.S. State Department says Americans were among those killed and in New York City, a heightened state of security, NAT SOT, UNIDENTIFIED TOURISTS (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED FRENCH TOURIST, SAYING: "Are you serious?" Security officials say the enhanced security is a precautionary measure. New York Senator Chuck Schumer. SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW YORK SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER SAYING: "The war on terrorism is awful. Anyone who thinks it's over can look across the ocean tonight and see the horror. We cannot let up. We cannot let our guard down. There are things that we do to stop terrorists." The attack at one of the sites in Paris, the Bataclan theater, killed ninety people alone --- in a string of deadly assaults that French President Francois Hollande says was an act of war waged by Islamic State militants.

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U.S. travelers on edge after France attack

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 01:46