Area agencies raise security

NewsChannel 10

AMARILLO, TX - Fear of retaliation from Osama Bin Laden supporters is heightening security in our area.

Across the region, residents are being told to be on the lookout for threats of any kind. Pantex officials tell NewsChannel 10 "The Pantex Plant is guarded by a world class security force that maintains the highest level of security at all times."

Cannon Air Force Base in conjunction with US military bases around the world has raised its security level to "force protection condition bravo." This security level is higher than what it was just two days ago, but it is two levels down from the highest possible security level for the base.

Officials urge families connected with the base to be vigilant in looking for suspicious activity, and stress families to call 911 if they sense there is a possible danger.  Delays at the gate into the base are expected due to heightened security.