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A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy watches as passengers board the Los Angeles Metro Red Line subway in Los Angeles, Thursday, July 21, 2005. Police stepped up security measures on public transit in U.S. cities after the latest wave of bomb attacks in London. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

A terror threat against the Los Angeles Metro prompted heightened security


A terror threat from abroad prompted the City of Los Angeles to increase its security presence at metro stations Tuesday, according to CBS News. 

“Information was relayed this morning to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force from our international partners that there was a potential threat,” Deirdre Fike, assistant director of the FBI's Los Angeles office told CBS Monday night. 

Officials told ABC News the threat, which was deemed "credible enough," came from an English speaking man abroad. 

The caller warned of a specific threat to the Universal City Red Line station, which is located in an area filled with restaurants and other entertainment destinations. 

Officials said the caller was reporting the threat, but not making one himself.

Los Angeles County Sherrif's deputies reportedly stepped up security at metro stations after the call was received on the "public safety hotline." 

Tuesday Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told people to go about their business as usual. 

"This is a very safe and secure system. I am going to be traveling it myself," Garcetti told reporters. "So I'm not asking Angelanos to do something that I as your mayor I'm not doing as well."


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