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O’Malley holds conference call to discuss security following bin Laden’s death

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is talking with state and local officials who have been reminded to be extra vigilant in case of reprisals following Osama bin Laden’s death.

O’Malley spokesman Rick Abbruzzese says a conference call was held Monday morning. Abbruzzese says the governor urged law enforcement and local governments to work together to make sure they are in constant communication and cooperating with federal agencies.

Edward McDonough, a spokesman for the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, says about a dozen state agencies were on the call, including the transportation and health departments and the Maryland State Police.

McDonough says there are no known threats. But he says law enforcement agencies in Maryland, and other states, are on a heightened state of awareness.