L.A. Int'l airport increases security in wake of Egyptian crash

WASHINGTON, May 20 (KUNA) — Los Angeles International Airport increased its security on Thursday in the aftermath of the Egyptian plane that crashed en route from Paris to Cairo.
“The safety and security of passengers, airport workers, and visitors is our number one priority,” the Los Angeles Airport Police said in a statement.
“In light of EgyptAir flight MS804 which disappeared over the Mediterranean sea, we have heightened our security posture and enhanced our counter-terrorism security measures.” The airport added in its statement that it “constantly review measures we have in place, and will enhance and improve security as needed.” Neither the police or the airport were able to detail what security measures it heightened but noted that there have not been any threats against any airport in the Southern California region.
Passenger wait times at security checkpoints are not expected to be affected. (end) ak.gta

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