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L.A. tightens security after New York's terrorism alert

November 26, 2008 |  4:08 pm

The report of a threat of terrorist violence against the New York transit system has prompted Los Angeles officials to increase security. Details from City News Service:

Metrologo_3Local mass transit routes will be under extra security through the holidays, especially after a report of a possible Al Qaeda terrorist threat to New York City’s transit systems, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Although security hadn’t necessarily been beefed up, it would be deployed specifically to guard against any possible terrorist activities during the holiday season, said Metro spokesman Rick Jager.

“They’re absolutely aware of (the threat in New York),” Jager said.

Details of the security deployment were not made available. Metro contracts for security services with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which today contacted the Los Angeles Police Department’s anti-terrorism unit for assistance, Jager said.

--Shelby Grad

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