NY Bomb Scare Heightens Concerns In D.C.

Monday, May 10, 2010  |  Updated 4:38 PM EDT
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By Jonathan Wilson

The failed car bomb discovered in New York's Times Square over the weekend has Monday commuters here in D.C. thinking a little more about security in the nation's capital.

Marla Viorst has been in the D.C. area for 15 years, and as she exits Metro Center on her way to work, she says what happened in Times Square won't change how she goes about her day, but is a bit of a wake-up call if you live in a city that is a target for terrorists.

"I've always felt safe here; I don't feel less safe, but it certainly makes you think," she says.

Kinter Bernard says the failed plot doesn't make him worry more, because he feels terrorist activity just isn't in his control. He also says he feels safer in Washington, than he does in New York.

"The security forces here in D.C. are a little tighter than in New York, simply because we have the federal government," he says.

Metro Transit Police will station more high visibility patrols in some stations today in response to the Times Square plot. Metro spokesperson Lisa Farbstein says there is no reason, however, to believe the threat in New York this weekend extends to the D.C. area.

Listen to the complete story at wamu.org

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