US deploys “additional security” across airports, rail, transit stations

WASHINGTON, March 22 (KUNA) — The US Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday that it has made plans for “additional security” at airports, rail and transit stations across the country.
The move follows the earlier deadly dual blasts in Brussels, Belgium, at the airport and an underground rail station that killed over 30 people and injured more than 200, said to have been perpetrated by the so-called Islamic State.
The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is “deploying additional security to major city airports in the United States, and at various rail and transit stations around the country,” Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said in a press release.
TSA is also working closely with state and local law enforcement, including the FBI, airport and transit authorities, and the aviation industry in order to “augment that security,” he added.
Earlier, the New York Police Department (NYPD) said it had deployed “additional counterterrorism resources across the city.” (end)