California authorities ramp up security after Belgium attack

Mar 22, 2016 5:45 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California authorities have ramped up security in response to the deadly bombing attacks in Belgium.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told a press conference Tuesday there are no credible and specific threats to the city but there is a show of force at key infrastructure sites.

Local FBI official David Bowdich says "extraordinary measures" are being taken by the FBI and the region's joint terrorism task force to support foreign partners and to ensure there are no U.S.-based connections to the attacks in Belgium.

Bowdich notes that the region's critical resources include its ports, international airport and the entertainment industry.

Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck says specific sites have police coverage and he urged the public to keeping an eye out for anything suspicious.

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