CRAIG MELVIN and NANCY NORMAN
August 10, 2010
The Department of Homeland Security warned Metro about an unconfirmed threat to the D.C. Metro system on Sunday.
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NBC4 obtained an internal memo from Homeland Security about the concern. Someone traveled to Turkey last July to obtain a U.S. visa to come to the States to blow up an unspecified Metro station, the memo said.
“The information that we have has a low level of credibility,” said David Webb of the Metro Transit Police. “There is not a lot of information that suggests a time or place where this person is even capable of conducting such a crime.”
Metro said commuters should always be vigilant and report any suspicious activity. Since December, 20 more Metro security officers have been added to patrol the 1,500-square-mile system.