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White House Locked Down, Larger Cities Take Higher Security Measures Following Boston Bombing

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In response to the multiple blasts and additional explosives found in Boston during its annual marathon, America’s larger cities are heightening security measures as a precaution.

 

In New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that security was being raised, including counter-terrorism measures. He stated that 1,000 NYPD employees are presently assigned specifically for those terrorism-related procedures. Police cruisers congregated around high traffic areas such as Times Square and major landmarks around the city, while the Metropolitan Transit Authority also increased sweeps at transit stations.

 

 

In Washington, security was increased outside the White House, as Secret Service agents established a larger perimeter around the building and blocked access to anyone without an entry pass. Additional patrol officers were also stationed at the city’s Metro system prior to Monday evening’s rush hour.

 

“Metro is taking this step in an abundance of caution,” said the agency in a public release.

 

In Boston, news spread that officials had taken down cell phone service to the area to prevent any remote detonations, though the claims were refuted by major cell carriers, such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless, which reported much higher than normal call frequencies as the source of network issues.

 

 

Amtrak services running through Philadelphia and the Northeast region have been placed on heightened alert, and the city’s public transportation agency, SEPTA, announced that operators there were instructed to take tighter patrols of the downtown area and transport stations.

 

In Los Angeles, Police Chief Charlie Beck said his department would increase officer deployments at sporting events in response to the attack in Boston, beginning with Monday night’s Dodgers baseball game. Additional police would be present, including bomb-squad personnel and dogs.

 

Meanwhile, police in Atlanta, Miami, Dallas and Houston have so far not announced any additional security adjustments.

 

Outside of the US, organizers for Sunday’s London City Marathon have been tracking the situation, and have been in contact with that city’s Metropolitan Police to review security arrangements.

 

Addressing the nation, President Obama declared that the “full weight of justice” would be brought down on those behind the bombing attacks in Boston, though he cautioned against jumping to conclusions regarding the responsible parties or individual. He stopped short of labeling the blasts “terrorism.”

 

Earlier, Obama spoke with Republican House Speaker John Boehner, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The President also received briefings from FBI Director Robert Mueller and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Federal law enforcement have been on a level one mobilization alert, meaning an “all hands on deck” situation and additional attention is being placed on outgoing flights from the US.

 



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    • Ideas Time

      Why would anyone have to read a script? Shameful.

      • Agent Provocateur

        If you are referring to Obama using notes as he speaks to the Nation: This was an emotionally charged situation that came out of the blue, out of the left field. No one was expecting it and so no one was ready with a prepared speech.

        Obama wanted to make sure he didn’t make any gaffs because he knows there are people out there like you who would make a big bloody deal out of anything he might mistakenly say.

        What’s so shameful about that? Not a thing.

        He’s already experienced how tea baggers and republicans take what he says out of context only to twist it around to suit their perverted agenda, he didn’t want to give them the rope to do that again.

        That you are ridiculously /b/i/t/c/h/i/n/g/ about something as trivial as his notes shows you’re just looking for something, anything, to create problems with for this president, instead of working with him.

        • Anonymous

          Obama is a joke. False Flag is written all over this. Completely! It’s not rare that the government suffers ‘collateral damage’ when trying to push an agenda.
          Americans (Sheep) don’t get it..that’s why it still works.

    • Ideas Time

      Do you have to read who you talked to? Wow!

      • Agent Provocateur

        I’d like to see you address the nation after a terrorist bombing without forgetting with whom you spoke to and everything you said to each person and what each person said to you, in addition to any information that came your way, remembering what to reveal and what not to reveal, knowing every person in the country is listening to every word you utter while a third of those people are sitting at the edge of their seats just waiting for you to make a trivial mistake so they can shove it down your throat and make you choke on it.

        This is what you people do to Obama.

        Now sit back in your seat and wipe the froth off of your chin, there’s nothing here for you to use against him this time.

    • David

      Get ready to loose more civil liberties! The illuminati controlled us government want stop until we are all in chains! Which is why they want to disarm us by taking our guns! There must be a false flag attack on America of great intensity far worse than 911 world trade centers, if NOT then Obama can’t declare martial law and then allow stock market to crash! The illuminati will most likely stage a massive false flag attack taking out a nuclear power plant and then stck market crashes and dollar is worthless! We’re being enslaved by this organization and satan is at the top I reference book of revelation! In order to carry out there plan for global domination billions of people will have to die! Oh yes world war 3 is on there agenda and famine and disease follows why they are set up on island mansions and mountain unerground homes ! GOD Speed JESUS!

      • Agent Provocateur

        Oh for godsakes *rolls my eyes*

        *mutters ‘illuminati’ and goes off laffing*

    • Banderman

      This dude really believes American citizens are stupid.

    • Anti-Zion

      White house in lock-down

      Good to see they are keeping the criminals inside where they belong :)

      meanwhile US drones have killed ten people today including two kids and are now being used to spy on all americans.

      • Agent Provocateur

        Please document the alleged casualties of these alleged drone attacks today and where they occurred, otherwise you’re just one of those gossip mongering conspiracy theorists who fall in the same basket with David, the illuminati, above you.

    • DennisB

      Starting to look very much like another U.S. government sponsored CIA/FBI attack to get marshal law in place. They want marshal law over us by the end of April. No kidding…This is how it will be done.

      • Agent Provocateur

        You mean, like Bush43′s not-so-secret involvement in 9/11, so he could tell his lies of WMD so he could start his Liar’s War, killing thousands needlessly while he and Cheney forced the Patriot’s Act on the American people ? Like that?

    • Screen Name

      Bloomberg is a genuine fascist and he has already helped to create a lawless and tyrannical force of police thugs that, at this moment, stop and search law-abiding citizens on the streets of NYC on a whim, with impunity.

    • Anonymous

      LMAO. White House locked down? The WH IS the security threat.

    • Come_to_Jesus

      They Cant Hide from GOD ,,,and he is MAD

      • Cap-Z-ro

        To paraphrase a famous last words speech…

        ‘One or 2 more bombings and its off to Montreal and Toronto, and lets win there.’

    • Bill Bledsoe

      There is no question as to who is responsible for this attack.

      SHADOW NAZIS are Foreign Special Interest Groups want Hitler Like Dictatorships in every country in the world to steal the citizen’s property. This attack is just CRYING WOLF once again.

      Shadow Nazis cried wolf to get the US to create Hitler Like Dictatorships in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Egypt.

      Shadow Nazis have been attacking America for over 100 years. They were attacking America long before they financed Hitler.

      Shadow Nazis are responsible for the lies about nukes in Iraq, to cause Americans to spend 10 years creating a Hitler Like Dictatorship in Iraq. There were no nukes.

      Shadow Nazis are responsible for the lies about nukes in Iran. Our own intelligence repeatedly told us there were no nukes in Iran.

      Shadow Nazis are responsible for lying to Americans about nukes in North Korea. There are no nukes in North Korea, except the tactical nukes that Americans gave them.

      Shadow Nazis are responsible for the Human Rights Lies about Libya and Syria. This was to create Hitler Like Dictatorships using paid Al Qaeda. NATO and UN Shadow Nazis paid 2,000 Al Qaeda to massacre 30,000 Libyans using USAF air support.

      This is just Shadow Nazis crying wolf one more time to get us to create another Hitler Like Dictatorship in some part of the world.

      • Agent Provocateur

        Shadow Nazis?

        *laffs*

        Are they, by any chance, related to the Illuminati? What about the Boogy Man who hides under your bed every night?

    • Buckworth Jackson

      It is clear that this is a Mossad/Cia operation. Real terrorists would have planted a second series of bombs to take out the Police and EMT’s responding. Remember what the IRA did at Warren point No. Ireland?
      Nope, strickly a chump operation: Moral of the story: Get the F— out of cities! :idea:

    • dr Meno

      Well now Obama has all of his wishes come true. He IS the Dictator. All executive orders NDAA agenda 21 all become under his command.

    • ginaunn

      this is horrible.this shows that no place in the world is totally secured.http://www.unn.edu.ng/

    • Anonymous

      Lock Down? Come on AGENT P- i’m a Conservative, A member of the Tea Part and a Republican.
      Do you even know what the term Tea Bagger stand for? Looking for something to create a problem? Get a grip. This Dude ha created more problems than Carter has Little Liver Pills. This 75 year old can give you some lessons, I do believe. Let’s start with HONESTY, then move on to Morals for a start. JUST A START.

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