LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Security will be beefed up at sports venues and events in the Southland in response to Monday’s Boston Marathon attack.
Three people were killed and more than 170 others injured when twin bombs went off at 2:50 p.m. EST at the finish line of the marathon.
Cmdr. Andrew Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department said officers are on a heightened state of alert even though there’s no known local threat in connection to the tragic events on the East Coast.
“We’ve assigned additional officers in uniform and undercover to all of our big events just to be on the safe side,” he said.
KNX1070’s Claudia Peschiutta reported safeguards were in place Tuesday night inside the Staples Center and on surrounding streets for the Clippers game against the Portland Trail Blazers.