Commuters waited for a Red Line train at Park Street Station during the evening rush hour yesterday. The MBTA has been conducting random bag checks for the past 2-1/2 months in an effort to deter a terrorist attack on the mass transit system.

T's searches turn up only false alarms

But officials say antiterror effort is a deterrent

By Mac Daniel
Globe Staff / January 31, 2007

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In the first 2 1/2 months of random bag searches on the MBTA, police found no weapons, made no arrests, but had nearly two-dozen false alarms for explosives. (Full article: 963 words)

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