Metro News Release

For immediate release: December 21, 2010

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Metro begins random bag checks
Passenger bags scanned for explosives

The Metro Transit Police began random inspections of carry-on items this morning (Dec. 21) at Braddock Road and College Park Metrorail stations. The inspections proceeded as intended and no explosive materials were found. The program is part of the continuously changing law enforcement programs designed to keep the system safe. Metro Transit Police conducted the inspections in conjunction with Transportation Security Administration officials. MTPD bag inspections

Metro reminds customers to report any suspicious activity or unattended packages to a Metro employee or call the Metro Transit Police at 202-962-2121.

News release issued at 2:37 pm, December 21, 2010.

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