MTA Beefing Up Security Following Moscow Subway Bombing
March 29, 2010
New York’s rails have beefed up security as a precaution Monday following the suicide bombing in Moscow’s subway system.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a “heightened security presence,” said spokesman Kevin Ortiz. He declined further comment. The agency is in charge of New York City buses and subways, as well as the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North commuter trains.
The NYPD issued a statement saying it was increasing coverage of the subway system as a precaution “in response to the Moscow bombings.” Caravans of police vehicles were dispatched to transit hubs, and officers assigned to subways overnight were held in place so they overlapped with the day tour.
“That significantly bolstered police coverage at rush hour this morning,” said spokesman Paul Browne.
Special units distinguished by their special black uniforms, helmets and body armor also were assigned to transit facilities.
Metro heightens security
March 29, 2010
WASHINGTON – After two suicide attacks on Moscow’s subway, Metro tightened security on the rails Monday.
“There will be more uniformed officers out on the stations, out on the platforms,” Metro Transit Police Capt. Kevin Gaddis tells WTOP.
“You’ll probably see more K-9 dogs out in the system.”
Officers who normally work in casual clothes will be in uniform.
The attacks in Moscow coincidentally occurred on the same day that Metro and emergency responders simulated an explosion on a Metrobus Monday morning.
This article was posted: Monday, March 29, 2010 at 9:41 am