LOS ANGELES (AP) — Passengers boarding subway trains in Los Angeles might quickly be shuffled via airport-type physique scanners which might be aimed to detect firearms and explosives.
A two-day pilot program by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority started Wednesday.
Metro spokesman Dave Sotero says the machines use sensors to scan an individual as they stroll by way of, looking for firearms and explosive compounds.
Passengers don’t have to unload laptops or take off their jackets or footwear because the radio waves scan them to detect anomalies.
Metro is conducting the pilot program to guage the accuracy and capability of the moveable machines and decide if the scanners might grow to be everlasting fixtures within the county’s transit.
The screening is voluntary, and officers say the machines can scan about 600 individuals per hour.
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