Amtrak Explosive Detection K-9 officer Kenneth Wolf and his dog Teddy patrol the station tunnels at Union Station in Los Angeles, Monday, April 15, 2013. The city increased security following bomb explosions in Boston that killed two people and injured more than 80 near the crowded finish line of the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Amtrak releases statement on security measures being taken in the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday:
Amtrak continues to operate normally. The Amtrak Police Department (APD) has stepped up patrols and is conducting increased sweeps of stations, trains and railroad property. APD continues to work with local, state and national law enforcement partners in staffing intelligence centers to share and collect information.
Customers should not leave their bags unattended. Any suspicious looking or unattended package, bag, container or luggage found in or near trains, stations, vehicles, or buildings should be immediately reported to APD.
Amtrak is asking train crews, station personnel and the traveling public to remain vigilant and report all suspicious activity by dialing 911 or Amtrak Police at 1-800-331-0008.