Metro and LASD issue joint statement on security following attack in Belgium

Suspected terrorist attacks took place earlier today in Brussels, Belgium, targeting the city’s airport and metro. In the wake of the attacks, Metro is responding by increasing security  on the system and asking the public to “See Something, Say Something.”

Here’s the joint statement from Metro LASD:

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, Transit Policing Division are aware of the terrorist strikes in Brussels, Belgium and are monitoring the situation closely.  While we maintain a high state of readiness at all times, we will be increasing security at Union Station, Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station and 7th Street/Metro Center Station.  We continue to work with law enforcement at the local, state and federal level. We are asking the public to help be our eyes and ears on the system.  If you see something, say something.  Please call 888-950-SAFE (7233) or download the Transit Watch LA App.

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  1. Very sad and disturbing news. My prayers with the victims and their families.

    Logistically for LA Metro, when is underground cell/WiFi service going to be active for the DTLA stations? Still March? Using the app or making a cell phone call is currently impossible in many stations (obviously there is the option to use a station phone but those can be hard to find in a frantic situation).

  2. Monday night/Tuesday morning there was a huge presents at the Hollywood / Highland station with LASD, Metro security and many MTA service vehicles. I don’t use the MTA very often but was wondering if some type of new security devices were installed over night there.

  3. And yet, today, when I requested that Metro Security please attend to the persons loitering/sleeping on the train I had just arrived on (which they had been on when the train arrived to LAUS to begin the trip) I was told that these Jobsworths “are not authorized to do that”. This is all just feel good Kabuki (look it up) theater in which there is a show for the media at LAUS and nothing on the rest of the lines.
    I said something and Metro did nothing.