Security increased after threatened attack on LA rail stop

LOS ANGELES (AP) –  Authorities say they have stepped up security on Los Angeles County’s commuter rail system after receiving a report that an attack on the Universal City subway stop is planned for Tuesday.

The assistant director of the FBI’s Los Angeles office told reporters Monday night the threat was passed on to her agency’s Joint Terrorism Task Force from the force’s international partners.

Assistant Director Deirdre Fike says although the threat’s credibility hasn’t been confirmed, authorities are taking no chances.

Numerous sheriff’s deputies with police dogs could be seen patrolling the Universal City station on Monday night.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti urged people to carry on with their normal activities Tuesday, but expect to see increased security. That will include uniformed officers with dogs as well as plainclothes officers.

Garcetti says he himself will ride the subway line on Tuesday.

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