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Metro Randomly Inspects Passengers’ Bags

WTOP [1]
Tuesday, December 21, 2010

WASHINGTON – Metro Police started randomly inspecting bags at the Braddock Road and College Park Metro stations Tuesday.

At Braddock Metro, one man was stopped for about 8 minutes because there was some sort of chemical substance on his bag. Police X-rayed the bag, finding nothing. They also took his his identification and questioned him.

Another woman, who did not object to the bag screening, was stopped for 45 seconds. She missed her train as her bag of Christmas presents was searched.



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Metro Transit Police Deputy Chief Ron Pavlik said they inspected 25 bags in an hour at College Park and that the program would continue at multiple locations throughout the day.

“The whole idea is randomness,” he said.

Full story here. [1]