DHS Increases U.S. Security After Manchester Bombing

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said late Monday night that Americans should expect to see a heightened security presence in public venues with large crowds—“soft target” areas—in the wake of the Monday night attack in Britain that killed at least 22 people. DHS spokesman David Lapan said the agency is closely monitoring developments in the U.K. and is working with foreign counterparts. “At this time we have no information to indicate a specific threat involving music venues in the United States,” Lapan said. “However, the public may experience increased security around public places and events as officials take additional precautions.”