A terrorist attack in the United Kingdom has tragically taken the lives of innocent concert goers earlier this evening.
This senseless attack is a sobering reminder of the continuing threat of terrorism and the important role that communities play in preventing and responding to such tragedies. The Los Angeles Police Department sends its thoughts and prayers to the victims of the Manchester Arena Bombing and their families as they cope with this terrible incident.
While there is no nexus to Los Angeles, our Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau is closely monitoring the situation. The LAPD will continue taking necessary precautions at large venues and we encourage everyone to report any suspicious activity.
Our IWATCH LA app available in the Apple and Android stores makes it easy to report suspicious activity to law enforcement and your vigilance is a critical component in keeping Los Angeles safe.”
During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.