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More police to patrol Metro this weekend

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro Transit Police say they plan to deploy more officers this weekend after a fight among dozens of youth in the transit system led to three arrests.

Deputy Chief Dave Webb said Friday that in response to last weekend's fight, police are taking steps to ensure rider safety.

Webb says additional officers will be stationed at the Gallery Place stop and other stations where passengers transfer to different Metro lines.

Other crowd control tactics that could be used include police limiting how many youth enter a station at one time, and having large groups of young people board separate train cars.

Webb says officers also will ride trains to accompany youth to their destinations.

Webb says last week's fight is not indicative of all youth's behavior.

 

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