DC Subway Plans Random Bag Checks
Follows Boston, NYC in long-planned move
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 17, 2010 4:30 AM CST
In this June 2, 2008 file photo, rush hour commuters ride on the Metro train in Washington.   (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

(Newser) – Following the lead of Boston and New York City, the Washington, DC, subway system will begin random bag inspections, the AP reports. The move isn’t a reaction to any particular danger; it’s been planned for years, said an official. The past few months, however, have seen a few threats, including one made on Facebook to set off pipe bombs in the metro.