MARTA increasing security after Boston bombings - New York News

MARTA increasing security after Boston bombings

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

Security is being beefed up in major U.S. cities after Monday's bombings during the Boston Marathon, and that includes Atlanta. MARTA is deploying K-9 units and increasing police presence at its stations.

Several officers tell FOX 5 that public transportation is viewed by law enforcement as a potential target for terrorists.

"MARTA has no credible threats at this time, but we definitely are in a heightened state of awareness," said MARTA Police Sgt. Aston Greene.

Greene says they are implementing a number of measures to increase security. In addition to deploying K-9 units, they are also putting special units on stand-by activation. They are placing all MARTA staff on heightened alert for any suspicious activity.

They are also asking the public to immediately alert them if they see anything suspicious.

Some riders say they thing the extra security is a good thing and that they feel pretty secure on MARTA.

The Hawks and Braves are playing in town on Tuesday night. Anyone going to the games can expect rigorous bag checks before entering the venues.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Injured detective in Village shootout leaves hospital

    Injured detective in Village shootout leaves hospital

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:28:00 GMT
    The third law enforcement officer injured in a Manhattan shootout is out of the hospital. The NYPD says Detective Mario Muniz was left Bellevue Hospital shortly after noon on Wednesday. Hundreds of his fellow police officers cheered as Muniz left the hospital in a wheelchair pushed by his NYPD patrol partner, Joseph Trovato.

    The third law enforcement officer injured in a Manhattan shootout is out of the hospital. The NYPD says Detective Mario Muniz was left Bellevue Hospital shortly after noon on Wednesday. Hundreds of his fellow police officers cheered as Muniz left the hospital in a wheelchair pushed by his NYPD patrol partner, Joseph Trovato. Police Commissioner William Bratton has said the detective's protective vest may have saved his life.


  • 5 annoying things about the New York City subway

    5 annoying things about the New York City subway

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:07:01 GMT
    Subway problems are annoying, but it’s just a part of living in New York City. Public transportation isn’t glamorous. It’s a pain. It’s a convenience that can cause an inconvenience. Here is a list of five annoying things about subways in New York City.
    Subway problems are annoying, but it’s just a part of living in New York City. Public transportation isn’t glamorous. It’s a pain. It’s a convenience that can cause an inconvenience. Here is a list of five annoying things about subways in New York City.
  • Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

    Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:05:38 GMT
    Congressional investigators say the government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it...
    Congressional investigators say the government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it...
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices