Ann Scott Tyson
Washington Post
July 1, 2010

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“What’s going on?” a startled Allan Valdez, 27, asked as he approached his usual spot on the platform at the Forest Glen Metro station and found it occupied by two Metro Transit Police officers carrying automatic rifles.

“It’s a random security sweep,” said Officer Ryan Scheucher, a member of the force’s Special Response Team.

“This morning, your station is just the lucky winner!” Scheucher told another surprised commuter.

Metro Transit Police boarded trains and inspected stations for about four hours Tuesday morning as they staged an anti-terrorism drill from Silver Spring to Glenmont and from Bethesda to Shady Grove on the Red Line. The exercise included Greenbelt Station on the Green Line, where the Greenbelt Police Department participated.

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