Security and Safety

L.A. on alert after terrorist threat to Metro rail station

Posted on December 6, 2016

LOS ANGELES — Authorities have stepped up security Monday after the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force learned of a specific but “uncorroborated” terrorist threat to detonate a device at L.A. Metro’s Red Line Universal City station the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Deirdre Fike, assistant director of the FBI’s L.A. field office, said the information was relayed Monday morning by their international partners to the Joint Terrorism Task Force. After the anonymous phone call was made on a public safety hotline, the task force immediately contacted its partners in Los Angeles so they could provide resources and a response to the threat.

The threat came to light a few days after the one year anniversary of the Dec. 2, 2015, terror attack in San Bernardino that killed 14 people and injured 22 others at the Inland Regional Center. For the full story, click here.

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