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No Known Terror Threat to L.A. This Weekend, But Security Will Be Increased Anyway

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This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, which means tearjerker interviews on TV, terrifying images on loops, and "where were you when" conversations. And in L.A., it also means ramped up security -- but not because of any specific threat against the city, according to My FOX LA.

Local nerves were set on edge when it was reported that memos found in Osama bin Laden's home after he was killed earlier this year suggested plotting attacks against several major cities, including Los Angeles, on important dates like July 4 or September 11. But according to officials, L.A. is not facing an imminent threat this weekend:

Responding to news late today of a credible terrorist threat on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Police Chief Charlie Beck said the threat does not include Los Angeles as a target. "I have been briefed on information, and all of that information reveals no credible threats against the City of Los Angeles at this time," Beck said during an afternoon news conference.

The announcement comes on the heels of a credible threat against New York and Washington, according to the Wall Street Journal. Al Qaeda operatives in Pakistan have allegedly plotted car and truck bombings in the two cities to coincide with this weekend's anniversary, although the specifics of the attacks -- whether they would be in bridges, tunnels, or on streets -- are unclear.
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Despite the lack of a known threat, security will be ramped up in L.A. My FOX LA notes that LAPD officers will be stationed at LAX and at the Port of Los Angeles, in addition to the two locations' own police forces.