“This threat is imminent, … it is very specific,” Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said. “But the credibility still needs to be vetted.”
The male caller, speaking in English, had warned authorities in that country of an attack against a Red Line station across the street from the Universal Studios theme park on Tuesday, Chief Beck said.
The caller did not threaten to carry out the attack but said he was alerting law enforcement.
Beck and Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said law enforcement would be stepped up at the Universal City/Studio City station and elsewhere along the city’s rail lines.
“You will see additional measures but they are out of an abundance of caution,” Beck said.
“Everybody should go about their normal day tomorrow,” Mayor Garcetti said. “People may see heightened security … But don’t let those [additional police] frighten you.”