Feds, Cops Ramp Up Ahead of 9/11 Anniversary


Another federal agency involved in security planning, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives , recently sent a letter to businesses involved in the selling of explosives, encouraging them to "exercise increased awareness and vigilance as the anniversary approaches."

"The security of your explosives storage sites is very important, and you should heighten your security precautions in light of the anniversary," the letter said.

Transportation Security Administration Director John Pistole said in an interview this week that the TSA is "doing a number of enhanced detection and prevention activities" as the Sept. 11 anniversary approaches.

Amtrak has begun to conduct more passenger and baggage screenings, is increasing the use of K-9 explosive detection teams, and expanding police patrols at stations, on trains, along the tracks and other key rail infrastructure, officials said.

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