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.

Metro police now believe they may have to resort to random bag searches, after learning of the FBI’s Wednesday arrest of Farooque Ahmed, 34, of Ashburn, Va., for helping to plan an attack on the D.C. subways.

“We will definitely look at that,” Metro Transit Police Chief Michael Taborn tells WTOP.

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