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Osama bin Laden death: LAX, other airports on heightened alert

LAX, other airports on heightened alert

The killing of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden has Southern California airports boosting security.

Gina Marie Lindsey, executive director of Los Angeles World Airports, which operates Los Angeles International, Ontario International and Van Nuys airports, said all of the facilities were on heightened alert.

“We have our antenna out higher than normal,” she said.

Lindsey would not elaborate on the security measures or detail what types of new patrols might be used at LAX.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has also said his department is on heightened alert and urged residents to be watchful for suspicious activity.

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Photo: Los Angeles International Airport. Credit: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

 
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