Pentagon may change Metro security
The Pentagon is considering changes in security at the Metro station that would restrict the ability of commuters to access walkways and escalators there, according to a report by Markham Heid in the Washington Examiner.
The news follows a March incident at the Pentagon where two officers were shot at the Pentagon's main entrance.
In April, Ed O'Keefe reported in The Post that the Pentagon would increase security measures, including creating a wider security perimeter, installing more lighting and positioning officers closer to the station's escalators.
According to the Examiner report, which is based on information from the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, the steps now being considered would limit the ability of commuters to access two walkways and elevators.
NVTC Chairwoman Catherine Hudgins, who is also first vice chairman of the Metro board, told the Examiner the Pentagon could have the changes in place by next month.
The Post's Ann Scott Tyson is working on this story. Check back for more details. Meanwhile, tell us what you you think by posting a comment below.
| July 6, 2010; 8:22 AM ET
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