according to Deidre Fike, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s office in Los Angeles. “This could be real, it could be a hoax,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff. K-9 units scoured the area for explosives, random bag searches were imposed and passengers were asked to report any suspicious activity: “If you see something, say something.” The FBI, the LAPD and the L.A. Sheriff’s Department say that, out of an abundance of caution, there will be increased patrols and other precautionary measures taken. The low lead time is why officials were making the threat public. Sheriff Jim McDonnell urged residents to stay calm but remain vigilant. Residents can call Metro’s Transit Watch Hotline at (888) 950-7233. Officials also urged people to download the LAPD’s iWatchLA app from the department’s website at www.lapdonline.org.