HICKSVILLE - Local law enforcement officials say they're stepping up security following the death of Osama bin Laden.

While there is no plan to raise the level of the national terror alert, some experts say that al-Qaida will now be more determined than ever to pull off another attack on American soil. At LIRR stations, including Hicksville, commuters saw an increased police presence today.

The MTA has also released a statement saying, "In light of last night's news and in coordination with local state and federal law enforcement partners, we have increased security at key locations across the MTA's transportation system and remain on high alert."

In addition to the rail system, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy (R-Suffolk) says he's focused anti-terror efforts at dozens of local sensitive locations named by the Department of Homeland Security. Nassau County police say additional plain-clothes officers will be patrolling areas of concern.

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