How Easy Is It to Put a Bomb on a Train?
How difficult would it be to place a bomb on a bus or train in the United States? Not very difficult at all, an ABC News investigation found. An ABC News team purchased a train ticket with cash in a suburban Maryland town two weeks ago. No representative asked for identification or screened carry-on bags, nor were there visible signs of security. After boarding the train and placing a backpack overhead, the team began its journey with other commuters toward the nation’s capital. The bag contained books, a cell phone and notepads, but no explosives. After getting off the train two stops later, the backpack was left behind in plain view. Two ABC News producers stayed to watch the bag, as well as people’s reactions. No one noticed the unattended backpack — neither passengers nor conductors. It traveled 45 minutes, through six stations to Washington, D.C. Full Story