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Metro sees increase in assaults on bus drivers

Metro officials say crime on the transit system is trending downward during the first quarter of 2011, although assaults against bus drivers have increased.

Tags: Metro , crime , Adam Tuss , iPod , iPhone , Michael Taborn

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 03:20pm EDT

Metro GM gives vote of confidence to police chief

With recent revelations that al-Qaida may have been targeting rail systems in the U.S., Metro General Manager Richard Sarles is expressing a vote of confidence in his police chief to keep riders safe.

Tags: Richard Sarles , Michael Taborn , al-Qaida , Adam Tuss

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 04:07pm EDT

Guardian Angel assaulted at Metro station

The Guardian Angels have stepped up patrols on Metro in response to a number of recent fights. But one Angel became the victim of a fight himself over the weekend.

Tags: Guardian Angels , Metro , Anacostia Station , Green Line , Alex Kaufer , John Ayala , D.C. police , Adam Tuss

Monday - 03/14/2011, 03:10pm EDT

Man assaulted at Suitland Metro station

Robert Joy was attacked last Friday night at the Suitland station on the Green Line. He was waiting for his niece, due to show up any minute on a train.

Tags: Metro , Lisa Farbstein , Suitland , Green Line , Metro attack , Adam Tuss

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 04:44pm EST

Metro police focus on youth-driven crime

Metro Transit Police Chief Michael Taborn describes a troubling pattern of assaults by youths. WTOP's Adam Tuss reports.

Tags: Adam Tuss , Michael Taborn , Metro crime

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 04:48pm EST

Live Blog: Ask the GM with Metro's Richard Sarles

Metro General Manager Richard Sarles was a guest Tuesday on WTOP's "Ask the GM" program. Here's what he had to say:

Tags: Richard Sarles , Metro , Metro General Manager , Metro Police , Metro fare hike , metro crash

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 11:54am EST

Metro: Police nabbed suspects after Dec. train robbery

Metro officials are citing the arrest of two suspects following a robbery on a train last month as an example of successful efforts to improve security on the transit system.

Tags: Orange Line , Stadium-Armory Metro station , Cheverly Metro station , Minnesota Avenue Metro station , Gary Emerling

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 06:00pm EST

Body found on the tracks at Farragut North Metro station

The Farragut North Metro station was closed for about two hours after a man's body was discovered on the tracks.

Tags: Farragut North , body , Metro ,

Saturday - 01/15/2011, 02:35pm EST

Metro police chief urges vigilance after terror threats

The head of Metro's police force says he is not worried about a trend in terror threats against the transit system, but is encouraging riders to stay vigilant.

Tags: Awais Younis , Farooque Ahmed , Metro threat , Michael Taborn , Adam Tuss , Gary Emerling

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 03:03pm EST

Metro riders sound off on bag searches

Upset about Metro's new random bag inspections, dozens of riders used a public forum Monday to label the practice "security theater," a waste of resources and unconstitutional.

Tags: Metro Riders Advisory Council , Michael Taborn , bag search

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 01:47am EST
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