Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Authorities boost security at L.A. transit stations after Metro Red Line bomb threat

An overseas tip about an imminent bombing of the Metro Red Line’s Universal City station has forced federal and local law enforcement in Los Angeles to swiftly ramp up security across its sprawling transit system, authorities said Monday.

An anonymous man warned of a potential attack on Tuesday and provided the information on a tip line abroad, according to Deidre Fike, the assistant director in charge of the FBI's office in Los Angeles.

Fike declined to specify which country fielded the tip but said it was delivered in English.

“This could be real, it could be a hoax,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell. “We’re asking the public to stay calm and vigilant.”

L.A. Times story

Investigators have found no evidence to corroborate a warning of a terrorist plot to bomb the Universal City Metro station, defusing fears of an imminent attack in the heart of Los Angeles’ sprawling public transit system, sources said.

That is what we thought; it's unlikely that anyone connected with allahu-akbarists would tip authorities off, and certainly not from another country.

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