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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 , Metro Transit Police ,

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 , Metro Transit Police , al-Qaida , Adam Tuss

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

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 , Metro Transit Police , Metro crime

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 04:48pm EST
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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 , Metro Transit Police , 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 , Metro Transit Police , bag search

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

Metro to conduct random bag searches

In the wake of two recent terror plots against the Metro system that ended in arrests, the transit agency says it will start randomly inspecting carry-on items of its passengers.

Tags: Adam Tuss , bag search , Metro

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 03:57pm EST

Police consider drastic measures after failed terror plot

The day after federal investigators unveiled an unsuccessful terrorist plot against the D.C. Metro system, transit police are considering implementing one of the most controversial security measures available to them.

Tags: Metro Police , FBI , Farooque Ahmed , bag search , random bag search , Adam Tuss

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 02:24pm EDT