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FBI On High Alert After Canadian Parliament Shooting

In the aftermath of Wednesday's deadly shooting spree in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, the FBI reminded its personnel to remain on high alert for such incidents in the United States, according to the U.S. agency's San Diego office.

"Although there is no specific reporting indicating a threat to the United States, as a matter of precaution due to recent events, the FBI has reminded our field offices and government partners to remain vigilant in light of recent calls for attacks against government personnel by terrorist groups and like-minded individuals," according to an FBI prepared statement. "We stand ready to assist our Canadian partners as they deal with the ongoing situation in their capital."

This morning's shooting — which took place at the Ottawa Parliament and at the Canada War Memorial — left a soldier and a suspected gunman dead.

President Barack Obama told reporters that authorities did not initially "have all the information about whether this was part of a broader network or plan, or whether this was an individual, or series of individuals, who decided to take these actions."

Related: NPR's coverage of Canadian Parliament shooting