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City of Vernon Police Department
Monday April 15th, 2013 :: 07:10 p.m. PDT


Boston Marathon Bombing Incident

The Vernon Police Department has been monitoring information from the Los Angeles Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC) and Joint Terrorist Task Force (JTTF) concerning the bombing incident at the Boston Marathon today.

As you may have heard, before 3:00 p.m. (1200 PDT) on April 15, 2013, witnesses reported two explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line. Reports indicate at least three fatalities and a number of injuries. Boston Police and allied Federal agencies are actively conducting an investigation into this incident. Based on information provided for law enforcement, there are no known direct threats involving our business community or in the Los Angeles region. The Vernon Police Department has increased patrols around our critical assets.

The Boston incident is a good reminder for our community members and employees to remain vigilant and aware of their environment/surroundings. Please notify the Vernon Police Department: 323-587-5171, to report any suspicious activity or call
9-1-1 if a life emergency response is warranted.
Police staff will continue to monitor information provided by JRIC and JTTF to ensure we have current information available to share with our community if needed.

Please take a moment to keep the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

City of Vernon Police Department
4305 S Santa Fe Ave
Vernon, CA 90058

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 323-587-5171

Daniel Calleros
Chief, Vernon Police Department

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