Terror Patrols Beefed Up at Hollywood Studios
LA County cops warn public to be on high alert
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2010 3:58 AM CDT
A police officer patrols astride a horse.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Police have stepped up patrols at entertainment studios in the Los Angeles area following the weekend's attempted car bombing in Times Square. Law enforcement officials say that while they aren't aware of any new threats, they are remaining vigilant at sites linked to Comedy Central owners Viacom, which some suspect was the target of the attempted Manhattan attack. The public has been warned to be on the lookout for anything unusual.

"New York is another wake-up call to us in the US," LA County Sheriff Lee Baca told the Los Angeles Times. "We cannot afford to not be aware of what happened in New York." He stressed that the police rely heavily on the public's vigilance in spotting potential threats, as happened in Times Square.