Malloy: Connecticut is prepared to protect its own from terror attacks

HARTFORD -- State leaders are reassuring the public that the state of Connecticut's law enforcement is vigilant and on guard.

"We're pretty sophisticated, State Police is a very modern entity, a lot of our larger cities are really top fight and are participating in an on-going basis, I have participated in those briefings myself," said Governor Dannel Malloy.

Malloy said he couldn't elaborate on specific security measures in place but asked the public to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious.

The heightened state of alert comes after the terrorist attacks that happened over the weekend in New Jersey and New York.

"Anytime something like this happens we're that much more vigilant over the next couple of days just because you don't want to be caught by a copycat," said Malloy.

Residents at transportation hubs, colleges and universities, and other potential targets may notice stepped up security in the short term.

Anyone who sees anything suspicious is asked to report it immediately.