Metro Test New Security Screening at Union Station

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, also known as Metro, has teamed up with the Transportation Security Administration and Evolv Technology to test a new weapon screening from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

Starting with the Metro Red Line at Union Station, the new, portable screening system can scan 600 people per hour with each scan taking just a fraction of a second to detect a variety of mass casualty threats.

The system scans in real time and will alert officials if any threats are on board before any potential harm can be done.

Such threats include firearms and explosives. To further increase safety among Metro passengers, the system also has a facial recognition component.

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The proposed security system does not store raw data and its application is flexible since it is portable and on wheels.

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