Los Angeles authorities remain on alert following Iran's government threats against the United States

Los Angeles Sheriff and LAPD strengthen surveillance following Iran's threats against the United States

LA police and Sheriff reinforce surveillance.

Alejandro Cano / Opinion Special

Los Angeles authorities insisted on Friday that there is no credible threat known to Southern California, although the Los Angeles police and the County Sheriff's Department they are closely monitoring events in the Middle East, after the air raid in Baghdad that killed a high Iranian military commander.

"Almost every nationality in the world can be found in Los Angeles County," said the sheriff. Alex Villanueva in a statement on Friday. “Keeping all residents and visitors safe is always a priority. We, in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, are aware of the events taking place in the Middle East. ”

"At this time, there are no credible threats specific to the Los Angeles area," said the Sheriff.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) He also reported: “While there is no credible threat to Los Angeles, the Los Angeles police are monitoring the events taking place in Iran. We will continue to communicate with state, local, federal and international law enforcement partners regarding any important information that may be developed, ”according to the LAPD.

The Long Beach Police Department, In a Twitter post he said that although "there is no current connection with Long Beach, we will continue to provide more patrols and visibility throughout the city over the weekend, and we will continue to monitor the developing situation."

Thursday, the general Qassem Soleimani, head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, was killed in an air strike launched by the United States Pentagon and approved by President Donald Trump. The deputy head of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), a paramilitary force backed by Iran, was also killed in the bombing.

Iranian authorities have promised that the United States will suffer reprisals for these attacks.


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