US ups security at government buildings, citing calls by terrorist groups

By REUTERS
October 29, 2014 03:11

 
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WASHINGTON - The United States is stepping up security at government buildings in Washington and other major cities in response to "calls by terrorist organizations for attacks on the homeland and elsewhere," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Tuesday.

"Given world events, prudence dictates a heightened vigilance in the protection of US government installations and our personnel," Johnson said in a statement.

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