Security Tightened Around Studios After Times Square Bomb Scare

07/04/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Richard Winton

Los Angeles-area law enforcement officials said Monday that after the attempted bombing in New York's Times Square, police had stepped up patrols around entertainment studios.

Police across Southern California say they are prepared to handle an attack. But they stressed the importance of alert residents in the security equation: It was a New York street vendor who noticed the SUV emitting smoke Saturday and reported it to authorities.