Threat made to L.A. transit system

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LOS ANGELES — An overseas tip about an imminent bombing of the Red Line’s Universal City station has forced federal and local law enforcement in Los Angeles to swiftly ramp up security across its sprawling transit system, authorities said Monday.

An anonymous man warned of a potential attack Tuesday according to KTLA-TV.

The FBI considers the threat specific and imminent.

“This could be real, it could be a hoax,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell. “We’re asking the public to stay calm and vigilant.”