March 4, 2021 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Threat Against LAX but Authorities Say Enhanced Security Already in Place

8:19pm

A threat against Los Angeles International Airport was made on a pro-Islamic State website, but authorities said today they do not believe it to be credible.

Enhanced security was already in place at the airport in advance of one
of its busiest travel weekends and in light of this week’s deadly suicide
attack on an airport in Turkey, an airport police spokesman said.

Law enforcement officials are aware of the threat, which also mentioned
London’s Heathrow and New York’s JFK airports and was subsequently deleted,
according to Rob Pedregon, public information officer for the Los Angeles
Airport Police Division.

The threat warned of attacks on planes flying from Heathrow to the U.S.
and stated a device would be placed at one of the three airports, according to
the Los Angeles Times.

With a record 1.207 million people expected to pass through LAX over the
Fourth of July weekend, enhanced security was planned even before Tuesday’s
terrorist attack in Istanbul that killed 44 people and wounded dozens more.

Travelers at LAX today reported a heavy, and welcome, law enforcement
presence. Airport officials urged travelers to allow themselves plenty of time to
reach the terminals, get through security and make it to their gate. The normal
average of 90,000 vehicles a day moving through the Central Terminal Area is
expected to increase to 100,000 today and Monday.

Passengers were urged to take public transportation, including FlyAway
buses available from Hollywood, Long Beach, Santa Monica, Union Station, Van
Nuys and Westwood.

The holiday travel period runs from today through Tuesday.

-from CNS

Related Posts

LA Unified Increasing Vaccinations as it Negotiates With Teachers Union

March 2, 2021

March 2, 2021

Over 40,000 vaccines allotted to LAUSD as teachers union calls for slower return By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles school officials...

Puppy Stolen at Gunpoint Near Venice Beach Boardwalk

March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

Shepherd puppy stolen over weekend in Venice A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the safe return...

First Baptist Church Of Venice Receives A Black Lives Matter Street Mural: YO! Venice Show – March, 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Amazon Prime Show ‘Bosch’ Hosting Stakeout Event * First Baptist Church...

‘Safe Camping’ at the VA is Open To All Homeless Veterans

February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021

The “safe camping” program is geared toward getting homeless Veterans off the streets and provides a way to transition from...

Video: Closing Streets to Allow for More Outdoor Dining?

February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

A drunk driver recently crashed into a Santa Monica outdoor dining area, bringing attention to a proposal that would close...

Venice Family Clinic Merges With Local Community Health Center

February 23, 2021

February 23, 2021

Local community health centers Venice Family Clinic and South Bay Family Health Care to merge later this year By Kerry...

Lifeguards Make Over 70 Rescues During Weekend

February 22, 2021

February 22, 2021

Wind swells, inshore holes, warm weather result in buys weekend for lifeguards Summer-esque weather combined with a combination of hazardous...

Sneakers and Stuff Cancels in Store Launch of New Nike: YO! Venice Show – February, 22, 2021

February 22, 2021

February 22, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Sneakers and Stuff Cancels in Store Launch of New Nike *...

Housing Backers Start Facing Post-Pandemic Reality

February 21, 2021

February 21, 2021

By Tom Elias, Columnist The mysterious blindness that apparently affected California’s top legislative housing advocates all through 2020 seems to...

Venice Hotel to Homeless Shelter Sparks Debate

February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

The city and Project Home Key are working together to turn the Ramada Inn on Washington Blvd in Venice into...

Asian Woman Verbally Assaulted in Racially Motivated Attack

February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

While walking near the intersection of Bundy and Montana an Asian woman was verbally assaulted by a man walking his...

Suspect in Police Chase Runs Across the Marina Freeway

February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

Police chase weaves across Westside Tuesday. By Toi Creel A police chase that began in Ladera Heights weaved all across...

Volunteers Needed for Venice Cleaning Crew This Weekend

February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

Chamber in Action Pop-up Cleaning Crew on Washington Boulevard this weekend By Staff Writer Volunteers are needed for pop-up cleaning...

Venice Restaurant Looking to Expand to East

February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

Great White cafe adding Hancock Park location By Kerry Slater A Venice restaurant is opening a second location in the...

Food Review: Highway Robbery on PCH

February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

An unmemorable breakfast burrito at Rockwell Kitchen By Kerry Slater A gourmet food truck on Pacific Coast Highway near the...