CALEXICO — Both Calexico ports of entry operated at the highest level of alert in the wake of the apparent terrorist attacks this morning.
Jim Michie, a spokesperson for the U.S. Customs Service, said at 10 a.m., "Right now we're maintaining level 1 — the highest level of alert. It will remain so until otherwise decided."
Michie said all ports of entry at the Mexican and Canadian border will remain open, "Absolutely — but all traffic moving into the U.S. is subjected to a higher level of scrutiny."
At the downtown Calexico Port of Entry, the higher level of scrutiny meant any person entering the U.S. from Mexico on foot had to pass through a metal detector.