LAPD Monitoring ‘Critical Sites’ for Paris-Style Attacks

LAPD car at LAX AP PhotoChris Carlson
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On November 13 the Los Angeles Times reported that Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is monitoring “critical sites” around the city in order to stave off possible Paris-style attacks.

According to the LA Times, LAPD spokesman Drake Madison said they have no indicators of any attacks planned “in Los Angeles at this time,” but the police are trying to get out in front of it and keep such plans from being carried out if they quickly develop. This tactic includes “deploying extra patrols near the critical sites within their boundaries, such as power grids and other infrastructure, the Hollywood sign, other tourist locations or Los Angeles International Airport.”

LAX constantly monitors threats to its own facility and others around the world. On Friday afternoon, LAX tweeted, “There are no current threats against any Los Angeles World Airports facility.” This was followed by a tweet reassuring travelers that the “LAAirportPD continually monitors world situations & in regular comm w/ fed, state, local law-enforcement re: possible terrorism in US.”

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the San Francisco Police Department also went on heightened alert after the attacks in Paris. SFPD Chief Greg Suhr made clear that no specific threats exist against San Francisco or sites within the city.

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