NPR : News

Boston Blasts Lead To Heightened Security Elsewhere

Monday's explosions in Boston have led to heightened security elsewhere, with New York, Washington and Los Angeles among the cities taking action within hours of the blasts.

"We're stepping up security at hotels and other prominent locations in the city through deployment of the NYPD's critical response vehicles until more about the explosion is learned," Paul J. Browne, the deputy commissioner of the New York Police Department, .

In Washington, security was increased in the subway and other transportation systems, but there was "no credible threat" against the subway system, Metro spokesman Dan Stessel told Pedestrian traffic on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House was closed about 3:45 p.m. ET, . The Pentagon also added security both inside and outside the building, the television station reported.

Airports in Los Angeles increased security after the blast, the Los Angeles Times , and city police planned to increase security at Los Angeles Dodgers games. Orange County officials also planned to increase security at sporting events, the Times reported.

The Associated Press reported that officials in San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas and Atlanta, among other cities, were assessing "potential increases in security measures" in response to the Boston explosions.

The increased security extended overseas. London has a marathon planned for Sunday, and security plans will be reviewed in light of the Boston explosions, a London police spokesman told NBC News.

Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

NPR

A Biography Of Your Cubicle: How This Became The Modern Workplace

The office has long been seen as a symbol of boredom: It's a killer of spirits, a destroyer of spontaneity. But reviewer Rosecrans Baldwin says a new book brings out its entertaining side.
NPR

California Farmers Finagle A Fig For All Seasons

Two growers are competing to harvest fresh figs earlier and earlier in hopes of transforming the industry for year-round production. But some fig lovers say they can hold out for summer fruit.
NPR

Report Decries A Cozy Relationship Shared By DHS And Watchdog

A Senate panel released a report Thursday that criticizes the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security. It accuses him of repeatedly compromising his independence.
NPR

Tech Giants Pony Up Cash To Help Prevent Another Heartbleed

Google, Intel and others say they will now financially support the open-source software that encrypts much of the traffic on the Internet. The effort follows the discovery of a key security flaw.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.