City Desk

Like Having Your Bag Searched?

Then perhaps you may want to steer clear of Metro over the coming months. The transit agency has declared that it'll be looking through the carryons of its riders as an anti-terrorism measure. Metro boss John Catoe, however, is saying that the move doesn't come in response to any threats.

Instanalysis on the bag searches: You might be thinking, hey, these are going to be random searches and won't likely affect me. But the point is that if they're to have any terrorism-deterring value, they're going to have to affect you, and me, and the next guy. Otherwise no one–especially a hardened terrorist–will pay them any heed.

In other Metro news, the transit agency has announced plans to circulate hand sanitizer to fight the flu.

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