The FBI is investigating a threat against the Los Angeles Metro system, which was given to them by a foreign caller, the FBI and Los Angeles officials said on Monday. Authorities were still trying to determine if the threat was credible.
"Information was relayed this morning to the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force from our worldwide partners that there was a potential threat from an anonymous phone call that was made on a public safety line", Fike said.
According to Deirdre Fike, the assistant director in charge of the FBI's Los Angeles office, an anonymous man warned of a potential attack on Tuesday and provided information on a tip line overseas, the LA Times reports.
Mayor Eric Garcetti urged caution but asked that the public go about their normal day on Tuesday.
The FBI said that the threat was made on Monday morning and they reached out to the Los Angeles police department immediately.
"Because of the specificity and the imminence of the threat, we felt it was important that we provide this information to the public", Fike said.
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He said he planned to ride the metro on Tuesday from Universal City to reassure commuters.
He said undercover deputies would be deployed throughout the network along with uniformed officers. "We're asking the public to stay calm and vigilant".
He added that commuters should not be frightened by the heightened security.
The Universal City station has been listed as among the busiest in the network. "It's very specific as was stated, the Red Line at the Universal City station offramp there, but the credibility still needs to be vetted out".
The red and purple lines carried around 145,000 passengers a day.
Deirdre Fike, the FBI's assistant director for Los Angeles, told reporters that law enforcement already take an increased "threat posture" during the holiday season but that she was confident their actions in this incidence were appropriate.