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No raised security in Iowa after bin Laden death


Iowa officials say there has been no increase in security precautions after the killing of terrorist Osama bin Laden.

Tim Albrecht, a spokesman for Gov. Terry Branstad, says Iowa Department of Homeland Security officials are continuing to monitor the situation, but authorities haven't stepped up security procedures. He says no threats have been received since bin Laden was killed in a raid Sunday.

In the state Capitol complex, there was no visible change in security on Monday. Those entering the Capitol must pass through metal detectors, but that precaution has been in place for years.

Pam Hinman with the Eastern Iowa Airport also said there have been no notifications from the Transportation Security Administration about heightened security.

The U.S. State Department did issue an alert to Americans living and traveling abroad, advising them to be prepared for possible anti-American violence after the death of bin Laden. 

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