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New Security Seen at Metro

Federal grant beefs-up deterrance



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    Commuters who use Metro will notice added security in the coming weeks.

    Thanks to a federal grant from the Department of Homeland Security, the transit system is adding a 20-member anti-terror team to increase surveillance and conduct random and unpredictable patrols of buses, trains and stations.

    The group will operate as five, four-person teams.

    Officials hope the addition will make the Metro system an unattractive target for terrorists.