Bay Area airports respond to Moscow bombing 

Bay Area airports are in a wait-and-see mode after a terror attack at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport that killed dozens of people earlier Monday.

“It gives everyone in our industry a pause to review security,” San Jose International Airport spokesman David Vossbrink said.

At least 35 people were killed and at least 140 were injured in Monday’s explosion, believed to be a suicide bombing, according to the latest reports.

“We are monitoring the tragedy at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport,” Transportation Security Administration spokesman Nico Melendez said. “Passengers may continue to notice unpredictable security measures in all areas of U.S. airports, including before the checkpoint.”

Oakland International Airport spokesman Robert Bernardo said he anticipates a boost in safety measures after the Moscow bombing.

“You’ll likely see increased security presence,” he said.

Local airports have received no specific security instructions from federal authorities, and have no information indicating that there is a heightened risk here, San Francisco International Airport spokesman Michael McCarron said.

“It’s been a very quiet, average day,” he said.

The TSA and local airport officials ask that passengers and employees continue to be vigilant.

“If you see something unusual or that strikes you as a hazard, by all means call it in,” Vossbrink said. “Security is everyone’s responsibility.”

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