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amtrak to randomly screen bags & step up patrols
from reuters: Amtrak, the only long-haul passenger rail service in the United States, will for the first time randomly screen passengers’ bags and deploy armed security officers on trains and platforms, the railroad said on Monday night. Details of the shift in security strategy at Amtrak will be released on Tuesday, but the railroad said the steps were not in response to any threat.

beefing up amtrak security
from cbs21: Amtrak is beefing-up security. Starting this week, officers will randomly screen passengers’ carry on bags. Officers with automatic weapons and bomb-sniffing dogs will also patrol platforms and trains. The new security measures will begin on the Northeast Corridor, which runs through Philadelphia.

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