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Bengals: Pack light, arrive early for game Monday

Paul Brown Stadium (FOX19 NOW File Photo) Paul Brown Stadium (FOX19 NOW File Photo)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

In the aftermath of the terror attacks in Paris, city officials have reinforced there are no active threats known in the United States or Cincinnati region. 

As a precaution, security for NFL games will be heightened, including Monday night's game at Paul Brown Stadium.

Team officials are warning fans about longer lines due to extra security measures. Fans should arrive early and pack light.

"Though clear bags are allowed, entry to the stadium will particularly be eased if fans forego bringing in purses or bags of any kind," read a message from the team Sunday.

City Manager Harry Black said city officials are in constant communication with local, state and federal officials to actively monitor the situation locally and nationally.   

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Paris during this unthinkable, senseless tragedy,” said Black. “Again, no active threats are known at this time. However, we have plans in place, are in communication with our partners and will be actively monitoring for any potential security threats.”

U.S. officials told the Associated Press on Sunday that intelligence officials have found no evidence of any credible threats targeting American soil.

Black said large sporting events are being monitored closely and additional security precautions are being taken. Local officials have been in talks with the Bengals and state and federal officials in preparation to the team's Monday Night Football game against the Houston Texans. 

"The stadium manager has added staffing and additional lighting where possible to help alleviate long lines, but a key element will be fans making the decision to arrive in plenty of time," the team said. 

It's a message Bengals and Texans fans can appreciate.

"It's definitely very appreciative that for sure," said Lindsay Zaleski. "We're big fans of the city of Cincinnati and the NFL. It makes us feel a little more comfortable. But we're ultimately just really excited for the game." 

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