Police guard a street near London Bridge after the terrorist attacks . Reuters / Hannah McKay

Law enforcement officials in San Diego and throughout Southern California said they are closely monitoring Saturday’s terrorist attacks in London but there are no credible threats locally.

“There is no credible threat nexus from situation in London to San Diego,” said San Diego Police chief Shelley Zimmerman. “As always the San Diego PD asks you to stay vigilant. Prayers to London.”

The Los Angeles Police Department said that no threats have been determined but the situation is being monitored.

“We are aware of the situation,” Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations Officer Mike Lopez said. “We are monitoring social media and keeping an eye on the latest developments.

“We always plan for the worst and hope for the best,” he added, urging the public to be vigilant. “And if they see something please say something.”

The response was similar in Orange County.

“We are at a constant level of awareness,” said Orange County Sheriff‘s Lt. Dan Dwyer. “We have received no credible threat in relation to what happened in London.”

Law enforcement as a rule play close attention to shopping and entertainment areas and major attractions such as sporting and concert events.

Local authorities have not revealed if a heightened presence was ordered Saturday evening as a result of the London attacks.

— From Staff and Wire Reports

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.