Several news agencies are reporting there’s a reminder today from federal officials that rail and transit systems can be vulnerable to terrorist attacks. A reminder is being sent out to law enforcement around the country. The FBI and the Homeland Security Department warn that improvised explosive devices are the most common method used in attacks on transit systems and authorities need to be vigilant in watching for suspicious items and/or activity.
What To Do If You Spot Suspicious Activity
If you see suspicious behavior, do not confront the individuals involved.
Take note of the details:
S – Size (Jot down the number of people, gender, ages, and physical descriptions)
A – Activity (Describe exactly what they are doing)
L – Location (Provide exact location)
U – Uniform (Describe what they are wearing, including shoes)
T – Time (Provide date, time, and duration of activity)
E – Equipment (Describe vehicle, make, color etc., license plate, camera, guns, etc)
Suspicious activity is often recalled after an event. We must train ourselves to be on the lookout for things that are out of the ordinary and arouse suspicions.
- Authorities alert for SoCal terror threats (abclocal.go.com)
- 14 charged with trying to join Somali terror group (msnbc.msn.com)
- US sees spike in Greek terrorism (sfgate.com)