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Boston Police to Search Rail Riders; Work Stops

Boston’s transit police on Tuesday announced plans to search subway and train riders to foil a possible a terror attack while other city workers brought preparations for the Democratic National Convention to a standstill. Boston will be the first American city to employ random searches on public transport after March’s deadly bombings in Spain, officials said. “This is a proactive policy designed to deter and prevent a terrorist attack,” Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Police Chief Joseph Carter said. The random searches will begin in July, before July 4 Independence Day celebrations and ahead of the Democratic National Convention at the end of July. Full Story

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