(Washington, DC) — Metro says about ten-percent of the terrorism threats it receives, lead to arrests. The threats include calls about suspicious people, packages or possible bombs. According to the “Examiner,” Metro Transit Police responded to nearly 340 such calls in the first half of 2011 and about 30 of them led to a police arrest or a report. Some cases that did lead to police reports were not viable threats. Metro spokesman Dan Stessel says although there are a number of false alarms, the transit agency doesn’t want that to deter riders from coming forward. Stessel says Metro absolutely wants people who see something – to say something and always err on the side of caution.
Source: Metro Networks Inc.