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Security Beefed Up on MBTA after Bombing


BOSTON (AP) — Riders on the MBTA are being subject to enhanced security, including random bag searches, in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon explosions.

MBTA Police Chief Paul McMillan says the random searches at stations throughout the transit system are part of an attempt to reassure passengers that everything is being done to protect their safety. He says passengers have been cooperative and understanding.

National Guard troops are on hand in some stations to help with the security procedures.

The MBTA is part of an FBI-led joint investigation into the bombings that killed 3 people and injured more than 170 others.

McMillan says officials are working with the task force to determine whether any of the T’s surveillance video will be useful for the probe.

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