Feb. 7, 2003 With the nation on high alert for terrorism attacks, the Port Authority has heightened security at all of the territory's ports of entry.
A release from VIPA Friday night said a vehicle checkpoint would be established immediately at Cyril E. King Airport.
The federal Office of Homeland Security alert charges Category X, 1 and 2 airports with establishing checkpoints, the release said. Cyril E. King is a Category 2 airport.
Henry E. Rohlsen Airport is a Category 3, and therefore a checkpoint was not established, but VIPA law-enforcement personnel were to step up airport patrols.
Security was to be tightened at all marine ports, too. Police officers will be patrolling established marine checkpoints.
Vehicles and travelers entering the airport will be subject to increased security scrutiny and are therefore urged to plan to arrive a minimum of two hours prior to departure time.
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