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Los Angeles Transit Security Boosted After Subway Station Threat

LOS ANGELES (CBS / AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has released more information about a threat to a subway station that has led to heightened security throughout the metropolitan transit system.

Garcetti says the threat did not come directly. The mayor says it was reported to an overseas anonymous tip line by a person who said they knew of such a person.

The FBI and local authorities revealed the threat publicly late Monday because it was specific to the Red Line subway's Universal City station and was to occur Tuesday. But they emphasized that it had yet to be corroborated.

The mayor boarded a train at the heavily guarded station Tuesday morning to show confidence in security.

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