LAPD Chief: More Patrols in Response to UK Bomb

(Photo: LAPD Chief Charlie Beck at a recent meeting of the Los Angeles Police Commission. Photo by Eric Leonard.)

The Los Angeles Police Department said Tuesday additional officers would patrol large public gatherings through the weekend in response to the suicide bombing at a concert in Manchester.

“We’ve been deploying our K-9 bomb detection dogs,” Chief Charlie Beck told members of the Police Commission.

“We’ll look at everything this weekend to make sure it’s adequately staffed,” he said.

The LAPD and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have dispatched counter-terrorism detectives to the scenes of significant attacks overseas in years past.

Officials said it’s possible that would be done in this incident too, but no decisions had been made.

Chief Beck said police here would be looking for intelligence from authorities in the U.K. on how the attack was carried out.

“To look for ways that we can learn from what happened there and take preventative steps,” he said.

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