STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on joint terrorism task force arrest in Southern California

"The brave men and women of the LAPD and our partners in federal law enforcement showed the world what they do every day: arrest a suspect, avert a tragedy, and save lives. Thanks to the vigilance, cooperation, and courage of our Joint Terrorism Task Force, we stopped a deadly plot in its tracks. In the wake of Pittsburgh, Christchurch, Poway, and other evil acts driven by hate and fear, we must stand firm against all forms of bigotry, answer evil with resolve, and always act to keep Angelenos safe in their homes, communities, and sacred houses of worship." — Mayor Eric Garcetti