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Security Ramped Up Across US After Brussels Attacks

Security Ramped Up Across US After Brussels Attacks
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By    |   Wednesday, 23 March 2016 06:40 PM

The deadly terror attacks in Brussels on Tuesday have major American cities stepping up security, ABC News reports. 

Though there are no "specific, credible intelligence of any plot to conduct similar attacks," in the United States, "as a precautionary measure, TSA is deploying additional security to major city airports in the United States, and at various rail and transit stations around the country," said Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

Homeland Security has undertaken several other measures, Johnson said, but would not disclose them publicly.

The FBI has about 100 people who might be inspired to copycat attacks on 24-hour surveillance, ABC reported.

Washington, D.C.'s Metro Transit Police has stepped up its presence and Amtrak said it deployed more officers and "reminded Amtrak employees to look for and report any suspicious activity and unattended items."

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said his state had received no credible threats of terrorism related to the Brussels attacks, but said there has been added security from the National Guard, state police, Port Authority and Metro Transit Authority.

"I have directed state law enforcement officials to step up security at high-profile locations around the state, including our airports, bridges, tunnels and mass transit systems," Cuomo said.

"Expect to see extraordinary NYPD presence out over the coming days as a sign of our readiness to protect people at all times," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

LA International Airport has increased its police visibility and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is on heightened alert, ABC reported. Orlando International also was on heightened alert, USA Today reported.

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