LA police to step up intelligence monitoring

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A top Los Angeles counterterrorism commander says police will be stepping up intelligence monitoring as news of Osama Bin Laden's death spreads across the globe, spurring possible reprisal attempts on U.S. soil.

Assistant Commanding Officer Blake Chow, who heads the department's counterterrorism and special operations bureau, told the Associated Press Sunday night that officers will be keeping a close ear on intelligence buzz to develop immediate response plans accordingly.

With its numerous tourist attractions famed worldwide, Los Angeles has been pinpointed as a top target for possible terrorist actions.