Police Continue to Investigate Bomb Threat That Cleared Santa Monica Pier

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV interviewed Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on how terrorists will sometimes call in a fake threat to check law enforcement’s responsiveness.

Terrorism expert Errol Southers, an extremism expert, security assessment consultant, said that’s what happened during the 1996 Olympic bombing in Atlanta. He said during those Games the suspect had called in a fake bomb threat to see where people would congregate. He added that it’s a good reminder for everyone that the best defense against a terror attack is public eyes and ears.

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