No Security Changes At Bay Area Airports After Osama’s Death

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Bay Area airports were operating normally Monday, the day after Osama bin Laden’s death was announced.

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Security measures hadn’t changed at San Francisco International Airport, airport spokesman Mike McCarron said.

The airport is in constant contact with the Transportation Security Administration and the San Francisco Police Department, McCarron said.

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Oakland International Airport officials also said they had not received direction from the TSA to increase security.

San Jose airport spokesman David Vossbrink said his airport was monitoring for any changes.

“I think everyone is well aware of the situation,” he said.

Oakland airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes added that safety remained a top priority.

“We will continue to remain vigilant,” she said. “We are asking traveling public to assist us.”

KCBS’ Holly Quan Reports:

The alert status also remained the same at airports throughout the nation. Alerts will be sent out if the federal government receives specific or credible information.

“At this point, we’re not hearing of anything,” California Emergency Management Agency spokesman Jay Alan said.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)


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