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Bridge incident attests to heightened security level

Bay Area law enforcement officers patrolled freeways, waterways, bridges and oil refineries in a state of high alert Wednesday — and jumped into action for some tense moments when a man climbed onto the edge of the Golden Gate Bridge. The swift response at the bridge was a telling measure of heightened security at potential terrorist targets throughout the region, where measures are likely to be tightened even further today, now that the war in Iraq has begun. Authorities tried for half an hour to talk the unidentified 44-year-old man off a metal outcropping near the bridge’s south tower Wednesday morning. Then he read a statement decrying the impending war in Iraq and jumped to his death, according to witnesses and officials. Full Story

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