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New York security beefed up at airports, public buildings

By Reuters, 08/21/98

LOCAL SECURITY MEASURES
BOSTON (AP) - security was tightened at Logan International Airport and at federal buildings.

The airport posted additional state police officers hours after the U.S. strikes were reported on Thursday.

Airport spokesman Phil Orlandella emphasized that the Federal Aviation Administration had not mandated the enhanced security, but said it was part of a routine reaction at Logan when "situations like this arise.''

"We did not do it because we had to, or because of threats of any nature to this airport,'' he said.

Orlandella declined to say how many officers had been added or discuss other possible security measures. Security was also improved at all of Boston's federal buildings, but Bob Dunfey, regional administrator for the General Services Administration, which manages all federal property, wouldn't say how.

Dunfey said that on the surface, it was business as usual for the more than 6,000 employees who work at the city's five primary federal buildings. But many develop a keen eye for suspicious activity after hearing news of terrorist attacks.

"We try not to get everybody all riled up and paranoid, but it's sort of a natural thing,'' Dunfey said.

"We've been through this before, especially after Oklahoma City ... people naturally report things they would've ignored in the past, like suspicious packages,'' he said. "But that is a good thing. We'd rather find out it's a dud than it not be reported.''

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Security forces across the United States moved to heightened alert Friday, seeking to head off any attacks in retaliation for U.S. strikes in Sudan and Afghanistan.

The FBI sent an advisory to state and local police forces nationwide after cruise missile strikes Thursday, warning that the U.S. action could ``elevate risk to U.S. interests.''

As a result, airports brought out the bomb-sniffing dogs and police stepped up patrols at strategic locations because of natural concern over the hostility that the United States rekindles among its foes with each new military action abroad.

``We don't have any specific information that there's a threat against any domestic target. Just as a precaution, we sent an advisory to all law enforcement agencies,'' Frank Scafidi, a spokesman for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), said.

``There were these strikes, so prudence dictates there be a little extra caution,'' he said.

The United States launched a barrage of cruise missiles at targets in Sudan and Afghanistan Thursday in what President Clinton said was partly retaliation for the bombings at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania two weeks earlier.

Top U.S. officials charged an organization led by wealthy Saudi exile Osama Bin Laden was responsible for the embassy bombings and planned further attacks on U.S. targets abroad.

Back at home, police were not taking chances, especially in the capital Washington, D.C., which has ratcheted up security ever since the bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995.

``All I can say is that we have increased all our patrols at the monuments and memorials and have put additional cruiser units on the street,'' Maj. Ed Winkel of the U.S. Park Police, which guards Washington monuments including the White House and Capitol Hill, told Reuters.

Heavily armed military police patrolled the parking lot outside the Pentagon, and security was heavier than usual outside the State Department, witnesses said.

In New York City, where Islamic militants bombed the 110-story World Trade Center in 1993, officials said potentially sensitive places such as embassies, government buildings and religious sites were under more careful guard.

``As soon as I learned of the attacks I notified all of my officers to be on the alert,'' the police chief at Los Angeles International Airport, John Bangs, told CNN.

The Chicago Department of Aviation said it had gone to ``an increased level of visibility by law enforcement officers'' at both O'Hare International and Midway airports.

``You are seeing additional officers in uniform that may have been in plain clothes. The canine units are taking a more visible role,'' a spokesman said, adding the changes were made after consulting with the Federal Aviation Administration.

In contrast, officials at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport said its changes were mainly behind-the-scenes measures likely to go unnoticed by air travelers.

``We are beefing up security around the airport,'' Police Capt. Steve Deel said. ``It is safe to say they are things that will not be obvious to the public.''

Miami International Airport was ``operating at a heightened level'' of security, spokeswoman Lauren Gail said, and local media reported the airport planned to quickly tow away unattended vehicles and to seize bags left unattended inside.



 

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