Bay Area airports on alert after Moscow bombing

At least 35 killed in terror attack at Domodedovo Airport

Bay Area airports are in a wait-and-see mode after a terror attack at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport that killed dozens of people Monday (Jan. 24).

"It gives everyone in our industry a pause to review security," San Jose International Airport spokesman David Vossbrink said.

At least 35 people were killed and at least 140 were injured in Monday's explosion, according to the latest reports.

"We are monitoring the tragedy at Moscow's Domodedovo airport," Transportation Security Administration (TSA) spokesman Nico Melendez said. "Passengers may continue to notice unpredictable security measures in all areas of U.S. airports, including before the checkpoint."

Oakland International Airport spokesman Robert Bernardo said he anticipates a boost in safety measures after the Moscow bombing.

"You'll likely see increased security presence," he said.

Local airports have received no specific security instructions from federal authorities, and have no information indicating that there is a heightened risk here, San Francisco International Airport spokesman Michael McCarron said.

"It's been a very quiet, average day," he said.

The TSA and local airport officials ask that passengers and employees continue to be vigilant.

"If you see something unusual or that strikes you as a hazard, by all means call it in," Vossbrink said. "Security is everyone's responsibility."

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by problemo
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 24, 2011 at 4:12 pm

nobody trusts ''justice'' system. you work hard obey laws then police profile lie about you then u get arrested. your own country is no better than anyone else.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 24, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

There is no real defense against terror. Most of the steps currently taken will only catch the last threat, not the next one. Just stick with the routine frisk, profile like hell, and pray.

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