Dear PoPville – What’s Up with Random Metro Security Searches?

Notice from 2010

“Dear PoPville,

My brother was stopped by authorities at Eastern Market metro station yesterday for a random security check before getting onto the platform. His bag was searched, sniffing dogs roamed, and this hands wiped for gun powder residue, much like what we experience at security lines in airports.

Have you or your readers seen or heard of this before? Will this become the norm?”

Ed. Note: Metro Transit Police have been doing random searches since at least 2008. We also spoke about random inspections in 2010.

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