Boston bombings prompt extra vigilance in San Diego area

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Law enforcement officials in the San Diego area were
on heightened alert Monday while monitoring the aftermath of bombings that
killed two people and injured dozens more at the finish line of the Boston

“We're working very closely with our local and federal law enforcement
counterparts,” said Jan Caldwell, a spokeswoman for the San Diego County
Sheriff's Department. “These appear to be tragic, isolated events in Boston.
We have no indication there is any (local) threat … . If that changes, we
will immediately let the community know.”

Likewise, the San Diego Police Department's personnel were being extra
vigilant due to the bombings, SDPD public information officer Gary Hassen said.

“We're aware of what happened in Boston … and there is a heightened
awareness (on the part of) our officers,” SDPD spokesman Gary Hassen said.

Hassen declined to disclose whether the department had increased or
shifted patrols, or instituted any other out-of-the-ordinary measures.

“We do not discuss security (publicly),” he said.

Administrators at Lindbergh Field made no immediate changes, since the
Transportation Security Administration had not directed them to do so,
according to airport spokeswoman Rebecca Bloomfield.

“We'll take our cues from TSA,” she said.

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