2008-10-30 / Local & State

Metro To Begin Random Bag Searches

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington area's subway and bus system has announced it will begin doing random bag searches as part of an inspection initiative aimed at deterring terrorist attacks.

Metro says riders will be subject to searches of carryon items before they enter the fare gates.

Starting Monday, signs will be posted at all entrances to Metro rail and bus stations.

Metro officials say Amtrak and transit systems in New York, Boston and New Jersey, conduct similar searches. Metro has not yet said when the program will start.

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