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Riders help SEPTA officer struggling with violent suspect

The suspect, who allegedly says he has a gun and threatens to shoot passengers, attacks the officer after the officer pulls him off the train. During the struggle, passengers run to the officer’s aid, and the suspect is eventually taken into custody.

Detroit buses may get their own police force

The Detroit DOT may soon put more officers on city buses. The move is a response to bus drivers demanding more security, particularly after a passenger threw a bucket of bleach on a driver. The cost could be more than $2 million.

Alleged L.A. bus driver shooter could get death penalty

Bus passenger Anthony Craig Chambers has been charged with special circumstances murder and could face the death penalty if convicted. California law allows prosecutors to seek the death penalty when someone is convicted of lying in wait and murdering a transportation worker.

L.A. Metro bus driver shot, killed

The driver was taken to the hospital where he later died. The alleged shooter, who was the only passenger at the time, was detained at the scene.

Is aim to end transit violence with Tasers misguided?

A New York Senator wants transit workers armed with Tasers to protect themselves and their passengers against attacks. A transit workers union backs the request, but the state Police Commissioner and the New York MTA are against it. Is the idea too extreme?

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