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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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