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Metro Tightens Security After Stolen Bus Incident

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By David Schultz

Metro says William Jackson, a 19-year-old D.C. resident, walked into its Bladensburg bus depot late last week and stole one of its buses. Jackson drove the bus into a tree in southeast D.C., Metro says, and then fled on foot before he was captured by police officers.

Jackson is being charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, and Metro is still trying to figure out exactly how he was able to enter the Bladensburg depot undetected.

While it investigates this incident, Metro spokesman Steve Taubenkibel says there will be increased security checks for people who enter and exit its bus facilities. And he says Metro is also working to install fencing, lighting and security cameras at the facilities.

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