Metro Tightens Security After Stolen Bus Incident | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Metro Tightens Security After Stolen Bus Incident

Play associated audio

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.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 18

You can attend an annual Latin American film festival or see a new play about strength, war and family.

NPR

From Coffee To Chicory To Beer, 'Bitter' Flavor Can Be Addictive

If you don't think you like bitter foods, try them again. Jennifer McLagan, the author of Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor, is on a mission to change hearts and minds.
NPR

Ukrainian President Thanks Congress For Supporting Freedom

Petro Poroshenko called Russia's annexation of Crimea a "cynical act of treachery." He is in the U.S. meeting with President Obama and others to lobby for increased aid to fight insurgents.
NPR

Apple: iOS 8 Prevents Cooperation With Police Unlocking Requests

In the rollout of its new mobile operating system, Apple says it has made it technically impossible for the company to unlock phone data, even in response to a law enforcement warrant.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.