"Basically, we received information recently developed through the
military in Afghanistan and interviews of detainees in Cuba that a
possible attack was planned against the U.S. and interests in Yemen," FBI
spokeswoman Laura Bosley said.
But law-enforcement business was going on as usual in post-Sept. 11
Burbank, even with the warning, officials said.
"While there may be a heightened level of attention here, the security
devices and practices that have been in place for several months are
still being actively employed," said Mike Post, the
Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport security chief.
Those include baggage checks in the terminal, the presence of the
National Guard and the Burbank Police Department's added presence at the
"The prior warnings have not expired," Post said. "It's not like we
wait a couple of days and gear down."
Burbank Police agree.
"We take all threats seriously," Burbank Police Sgt. Bill Taylor said.
"We've been on increased staffing since Sept. 11. For our agency, it's
not a major raise-the-guard, lower-the-guard issue."