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Amtrak touts security initiatives in wake of Paris incident

Posted on August 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After three Americans subdued an AK-47-wielding gunman on a Paris-bound commuter train, Amtrak is reassuring travelers in the states that the carrier is taking security seriously, ABC News reported.

The train operation has implemented a number of security initiatives to improve safety and security for employees and passengers, including the use of explosive detection K-9 teams; passenger and baggage screenings; and strong partnerships with local, state, federal and international agencies — including active participation in FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces. The security initiatives are ongoing and not in reaction to Friday’s attempted attack, according to Amtrak. For the full story, click here.

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