An unidentified caller threatened to carry out a terror attack in Los Angeles on Tuesday at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Universal City rail station.
The Universal City Red Line station is alongside Universal CityWalk, a heavily populated area filled with tourists visiting restaurants and nightclubs.
Via The Daily Mail:
The threat of a terror attack against a busy commuter rail station in the Los Angeles area has prompted authorities to increase security throughout the region and urge commuters to report any suspicious behavior they see.
‘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 reporters Monday night.
Fike said the caller threatened to carry out the attack on Tuesday at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Universal City rail station, which is near Universal Studios.
Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti urged citizens to go about their regular business on Tuesday, however, also warned them to expect increased security at the stations.
‘My advice right now is that everybody should go about their normal day tomorrow. In fact I’ll be boarding the Red Line myself tomorrow morning at Universal City,’ Garcetti said.
The threatened line carries passengers from Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley to downtown’s Union Station, with about 150,000 riders a day on board.