Metro to begin random bag inspections – Dr. Gridlock (Washington Post)

Metro transit police announced this afternoon that they will, within a few days, begin conducting random inspections of carry-on items on the Metro system as a security measure.

Metro said the inspections will take “only minutes” and police will check bags or packages for “hazardous materials.” Anyone who “refuses to submit their carry-on items for inspection will be prohibited from bringing those items into the station.”