The threat of a terror attack against a busy commuter rail station in the Los Angeles area has prompted authorities to increase security and urge commuters to report suspicious behavior.
'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.
She said the caller threatened to carry out the attack sometime Tuesday at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Universal City rail station, which is near Universal Studios.
Although authorities tend to receive such threats more often during the holidays, Fike said, they chose to tell the public about this one because of its specificity and because the attack was threatened for the next day
The Universal City Red Line station is adjacent to Universal CityWalk, an area filled with restaurants, nightclubs and other entertainment activities and often crowded with tourists.
its not clear what the reason was,but at the moment Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies could be seen patrolling the area with dogs since Monday night.