metro transit police

July 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Proposes Suspensions for People Arrested for Sex and Weapons Offenses on System 

Metro is considering suspending access to service for people arrested for sex and weapons-related offenses on the system, according to a statement from Metro. The Board of Directors Safety and Operations Committee approved the proposal Thursday, the statement said. A full board vote is expected during a future meeting. If passed, the proposal would ban […]

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November 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

Safety at Wheaton Metro Garage Subject of Forum

Safety at the Wheaton Metro parking garage will be the subject of a community forum Monday, Nov. 18. The forum takes place at the Wheaton Community Recreation Center Social Hall, 11701 Georgia Ave. Metro customers have complained for years about safety issues and deteriorating conditions at the garage. The meeting will provide an opportunity for […]

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August 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Metro Police Make Arrest in Sunday Shooting

Metro Transit Police charged an 18-year-old Seat Pleasant man in connection with Sunday afternoon’s shooting of a 14-year-old aboard a Red Line train near Takoma, police said. Metro officers arrested Jermaine Brown at a motel in Capitol Heights shortly before midnight, according to a Metro Police statement. Brown is charged with a single count of […]

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April 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Two Arrested in Wheaton Red Line Train Robbery

Metro Transit Police have arrested two men in connection with a strong-arm robbery on a Red Line Metro train on Sunday, and other arrests are expected, police said. The two men are Antwan Devonte Haynie, 19, of Northeast D.C. and Marcus James Lee, 21, of Northeast D.C., police said. The robbery occurred around 5:40 p.m. […]

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March 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Metro Transit Police Step Up Police Patrols as a Precaution

The Metro Transit Police Department is increasing police patrols and security sweeps as a precaution following events in Brussels. According to the MTPD’s Twitter account, there is no known specific or credible threat to Metro. Police are reminding commuters, “if you see something, say something.” MTPD is closely monitoring events in Brussels w/our fed partners. […]

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February 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 26, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Feb. 26, in Montgomery County: 1. Today, the D.C. Public Service Commission will announce whether it has approved Exelon’s request to take over Pepco. 2. The weekend starts early for Montgomery County Public School students because today is an early release day. 3. Metro’s General Manager Paul Wiedefeld and […]

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November 16, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Metro Transit Police Increase Patrols and Inspections Systemwide

In response to the attacks in Paris, the Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) has announced that is has increased patrols systemwide. According to a news release, riders will likely notice an increased police presence throughout the transit system. Police said the additional patrols began Friday evening and will continue for an unspecified period of time. […]

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March 26, 2015 | Krista Brick

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Metro Releases Emergency Instructional Video for Riders (VIDEO)

Metro today unveiled new safety preparedness videos to show riders what they should do in the event of an emergency involving smoke or fire on a train or in a station. The 60-second videos, available in English and Spanish, will be aired on local television stations as Public Service Announcements. In addition, Metro has purchased […]

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