Metro to begin random bag searches
Metro transit police announced this afternoon that they will, within a few days, begin conducting random inspections of carry-on items on the Metro system as a security measure.
Metro said the inspections will take "only minutes" and that police will check bags and packages for "hazardous materials." Anyone who refuses an inspection "will be prohibited from bringing those items into the station."
The inspections will use ionization technology police dogs to screen items and would not entail passenger pat-downs, Metro said.
Read more on Metro's new policy on random bag searches on Dr. Gridlock's blog.
Ann Scott Tyson
| December 16, 2010; 1:54 PM ET
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