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Posted at 2:28 PM ET, 10/27/2010

Metro says public was not in danger

By Washington Post editors

Metro officials say that neither riders nor employees were in danger while federal officials investigated a plot by a Virginia man to carry out a series of terrorist bombings at stations.

In a news release Wednesday, Metro officials said the FBI was aware of the activities of Farooque Ahmed, 34, of Ashburn, before the alleged attempt began and closely monitored him until his arrest.

The planned attack was not imminent, sources said.

Ahmed was expected to appear at a hearing scheduled for 2 p.m. at the U.S. District Court in Alexandria. He was arrested in Herndon.

Stay with Postlocal.com and Dr. Gridlock for more details.

By Washington Post editors  | October 27, 2010; 2:28 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  
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Comments

"Metro say public was not in danger"

At least not yet!

Posted by: SusanMarie2 | October 27, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

"Metro says public was not in danger"

At least not yet!

Posted by: SusanMarie2 | October 27, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

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