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Local BP agents assigned to airport security in San Francisco

September 13, 2001|By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer

About 20 U.S. Border Patrol agents from the El Centro sector were dispatched to San Francisco International Airport this morning to provide security at the airport.

The agents, flown by military aircraft, were to remain in San Francisco for 10 days.

Local Border Patrol Agent Arturo Sandoval added law enforcement officers are being sent to airports to provide additional security.

The U.S. government also was calling for U.S. marshals and Customs Service agents to be sent to airports, but there was no information this morning whether local officers would be dispatched.

Imperial County Airport Manager David Conn said this morning he had received no information from the Federal Aviation Administration that airports would reopen today.

He said he had to prepare a plan that was presented to the FAA on how the reopening of the airport would be managed. That plan has been accepted by the FAA, he said.

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