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August 16, 2011

BART shuts down 4 stations in response to protests

Chose not to disrupt cell phone service as it did during last week’s protests over an agency police officer’s shooting of a homeless man. Blocking cellphone service sparked cyber attacks from an activist group and a legal challenge from the FCC.


November 4, 2010

D.C. Metro to invest in security protection against improvised explosive devices

The agency preliminarily endorsed amending the capital budget to include a $351,000 security grant, and authorize Metro to initiate and award a contract to purchase and install the equipment to support the electronic countermeasures system.


October 27, 2010

Va. man arrested for part in D.C. rail terrorist plot

On Tuesday, a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Va., returned a three-count indictment against Farooque Ahmed, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, charging him with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization, collecting information to assist in planning a terrorist attack on a transit facility, and attempting to provide material support to help carry out multiple bombings to cause mass casualties at D.C.-area Metrorail stations.


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