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Following Osama bin Laden killing, Arizona officials beef up security

An armed Metropolitan Transportation Authority police officer stands guard in New York's Grand Central Station on  Monday, May 2, 2011. Security was heightened as a result of the announcement of the killing of Osama Bin Laden. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)

An armed Metropolitan Transportation Authority police officer stands guard in New York's Grand Central Station on Monday, May 2, 2011. Security was heightened as a result of the announcement of the killing of Osama Bin Laden. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)

Law enforcement officials across Arizona are on heightened alert following the death of Osama bin Laden, but they report no information about any specific terrorism threat.

Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon said Monday the public will see more police at city buildings, places of worship, light rail trains and at Sky Harbor International Airport.

Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Capt. Steve Harrison says federal officials have not told the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center of any specific threats. But with Sunday’s death of bin Laden he said all the state’s law enforcement agencies are on guard.

Major military bases have also slightly increased their security levels. A spokesman for the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma says the base is checking visitors to the base more closely.

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