(Washington Examiner) — Metro riders should get used to the possibility of having their bags scanned for explosives when they enter the transit system, according to the agency’s new chief executive officer. Richard Sarles said Tuesday that the agency’s random bag-searching policy is here to stay. He defended the searches that he used when running NJ Transit, arguing that they help to disrupt terrorists’ plans. ”It’s not as much about detection as it’s about deterrence,” he said in an interview on WTOP radio.
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