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From A to B: The Local & Federal Lowdown on Metro Security

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A person was stabbed here at the Petworth Metro Station, just weeks before Metro announced its random bag check program.
David Schultz
A person was stabbed here at the Petworth Metro Station, just weeks before Metro announced its random bag check program.

Metro's Transit Police Department receives grants from the Department of Homeland Security to fund its counter-terrorism operations. But the grants don't pay for MTPD to combat the non-national security related crimes -- muggings, assaults, thefts, etc. -- that have been spiking in recent months. Transportation reporter David Schultz finds out what MTPD is doing to combat this spike, and whether its efforts are hampered by this federally driven focus on counter-terrorism.

[Music: "A to B" by The Futureheads from The Futureheads / "Amazing Grace (Karaoke)" by Elvis Presley Gospel Karaoke from Karaoke]

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