In response to the London bomb discovery, Mayor Villaraigosa wishes to reassure us all that Los Angeles is safe. His statement:
Scotland Yard's immediate action to discover and dismantle a potentially devastating car bomb in the center of London saved lives today.
In the face of a tremendous threat, British leaders and law enforcement deserve the highest praise for their swift response and decisive steps to protect the citizens of one of the world's great cities.
After a thorough briefing from Chief Bratton and law enforcement officials, there is no reason to believe that there is any threat to Los Angeles at this time. We urge all Angelenos to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities as we enjoy the upcoming Independence Day holiday.
The City is also taking steps to ensure the safety and security of Los Angeles residents.
Out of an abundance of caution, our airport security team is enhancing deployment and expanding checkpoint activities, and the Port Police has increased its readiness posture to include checking all critical sites and briefing terminal managers on any new developments.
As always, LAPD and other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are cooperating through Operation Archangel and the Joint Regional Intelligence Center to gather and analyze available information and coordinate appropriate responses.