Homeland Security

Amtrak steps up security after track tampering

“There is stepped up security at Amtrak stations around the country after an attempted derailment involving a freight train.

Officials say it happened in Iowa. Investigators say many people could have been killed. The train was carrying flammable liquid, which could have burned for a long time.

The incident has prompted Amtrak to take additional security measures that are sure to be seen in Chicago.”

Source: Amtrak steps up security after track tampering, attempted freight train derailment in Iowa near Des Moines | abc7chicago.com

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