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ISIS Threat Reported in California; Official Denies Threat to LAX

Federal law enforcement and homeland security officials are reportedly stepping up security due to an ISIS-related terror threat, according to CNN. The boosted security was reportedly prompted by “intercepted chatter and other intelligence information” that suggested parts of the state could be in danger.

However, another federal official told Reuters that there was no specific threat to Los Angeles or the LAX airport, as earlier reports of the ISIS threat had seemed to suggest.

Peter Boogaard, spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, did confirm that some adjustments were being made to security arrangements to reflect “an evolving threat picture.” He did not confirm or deny details about California, however, according to reports.

Recent weeks have seen renewed fears of ISIS infiltration into the U.S. across the Mexican border and through other ports of entry, as ISIS has encouraged terror attacks in the heart of western nations.

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