SAN FRANCISCO on High Alert After Terror Threats
San Francisco is on high alert after terror threats this weekend
Police would not elaborate on specifics.
ABC Local reported:
The Department of Homeland Security is beefing up its presence at airports, train stations and other travel hubs in the United States in the wake of global travel warning imposed on all U.S. citizens.
Local authorities are not going into specifics but the San Francisco Police Department does acknowledge receiving a bulletin by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DHS. The SFPD says their officers are monitoring various areas of the city and will determine if additional resources are necessary.
They say they have the ability to rapidly deploy and redeploy resources as the department deems necessary.
No specific location has been mentioned, but authorities are keeping a close eye on airports, train stations and other transportation hubs. There is also increased scrutiny of visitors coming into the United States.
These latest measures have been implemented out of an abundance of caution.
“al Qaida and the Arabian Peninsula is probably the biggest threat to the homeland. They’re the al Qaida faction that still talks about hitting the west and hitting the homeland. And their expertise is chemical explosives. Hitting the aviation sector as we saw with the underwear bomber, so we are on a high state of alert,” said Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.
From the report it looks like the threat is not specific to San Francisco and that several cities may be going through similar procedures.