Sacramento, CA — Governor Jerry Brown extended condolences to victims in the deadly Brussels airport and subway bombings that have killed 34 people and injured more than a hundred.
Brown stated, “California stands with the people of Belgium on this difficult day and we extend our prayers and condolences to all of those impacted by this latest round of terrorist assault.”
Meanwhile, state officials have heightened security in response to the terrorist attacks. Citing that there is no credible and specific threats to Los Angeles at a press conference, Mayor Eric Garcetti, went on to state that there is a show of force at key infrastructure sites in the city. Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck added that specific sites have ramped up police coverage. He urged the public to keep an eye out for anything suspicious and if they see something say something.
Noting Los Angeles’ critical resources, which include its ports, international airport and the entertainment industry, local FBI officials acknowledged that “extraordinary measures” are being taken by the region’s joint terrorism task force to support foreign partners and to ensure there are no U.S.-based connections to the attacks in Belgium.