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Metro officials say crime on the transit system is trending downward during the first quarter of 2011, although assaults against bus drivers have increased.
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.
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.
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.
Metro Transit Police Chief Michael Taborn describes a troubling pattern of assaults by youths. WTOP's Adam Tuss reports.
Metro General Manager Richard Sarles was a guest Tuesday on WTOP's "Ask the GM" program. Here's what he had to say:
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.
The Farragut North Metro station was closed for about two hours after a man's body was discovered on the tracks.
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.
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.