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Metro Enhances Security After Major Lapse

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Metro spokesman Steve Taubenkibel says Metro is working to install fencing, lighting and security cameras at it's bus depots. He also says Metro is implementing tighter security checks for its personnel, as well as new technology that can remotely disable buses.

This clampdown comes in response an incident late last week in which a teenager allegedly stole a Metrobus.

Metro says William Jackson, a 19-year-old D.C. resident, got behind the wheel of a bus after he walked into its Bladensburg bus depot undetected. Metro says Jackson drove the bus into a tree and then fled on foot before police officers captured him.

He's being charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, and Metro is still trying to figure out how no one stopped him when he entered the bus depot.

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