Denver police are boosting patrols around passenger railroad tracks, bridges and tunnels as part of Amtrak's beefed-up nationwide security for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorism attacks.
Denver police issued a radio alert Thursday telling patrol officers that Amtrak has requested extra patrols on its properties.
Amtrak issued a news release last week saying it is conducting more passenger and baggage screenings, expanding use of bomb-sniffing dog teams and boosting police patrols at stations, on trains, along the tracks and other key rail infrastructure.
"Amtrak is committed to identifying the most likely security threats, and we are focusing our efforts on defeating or deterring the most dangerous and likely threats," Amtrak Vice President and Chief of Police John OConnor said in a statement.
Amtrak said its police force is working across the country in coordination with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
Amtrak is asking passengers and the public to report anything suspicious along railroad tracks or at Amtrak facilities by calling Amtrak police at 1-800-331-0008 or 911.
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