Honolulu FBI asks residents to remain vigilant in wake of Brussels attacks

Honolulu FBI asks residents to remain vigilant in wake of Brussels attacks

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Security at airports across the country, including in the islands, was bolstered Tuesday in the wake of the attacks in Brussels.

Despite the heightened security, no immediate problems for passengers were reported at Honolulu International Airport.

Tim Sakahara, state Department of Transportation spokesman, said travelers may notice the increase in security.

"We cannot divulge the specifics on those measures. Our security guards and law enforcement officers remain focused and vigilant," Sakahara said, in an emailed statement.

"Our condolences are with those impacted by the terrorist attacks abroad. HDOT continues to work with federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, which has stated at present there is no specific, credible intelligence of any plot to conduct similar attacks in the United States."

Meanwhile, the FBI office in Honolulu asked residents to be vigilant following the explosions in the Brussels airport and metro station, which killed at least 30 people.

"The Honolulu FBI is not aware of any credible terrorist threat targeting Hawaii or the Pacific at this time," said Honolulu FBI Special Agent Tom Simon, in a statement.

"Our joint terrorism task force is closely monitoring the situation in Brussels, and the FBI remains in contact with our counterparts in the region."

To honor the victims of the Brussels attacks, flags will fly at half-staff at the state Capitol and at state offices until Saturday.

"It saddens me that this international surge of terrorism has become the 'new normal' that can happen anywhere at any time," said Gov. David Ige, in a news release. "Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were injured in the attacks at Brussels and we send our deepest condolences to the victims of this tragedy and their families."

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