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Maryland Increases Police Presence for State's Mass Transit

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BALTIMORE (AP/WBOC)- Transportation officials in Maryland are increasing police and canine explosive detection patrols throughout the transportation network.
    
Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn said in a news release Tuesday that activated plans for increased deployment of Maryland Transit Administration police and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. 
    
The actions come after explosions at the Brussels airport and on its subway system killed dozens and injured hundreds on Tuesday.

"In the wake of the horrific attacks today in Belgium, we are taking every precaution to keep Maryland citizens safe and secure,” said Gov. Larry Hogan in the release. "In particular, there will be a more visible law enforcement presence at the airport, train stations and other mass transit locations around the state. I encourage all Marylanders, especially those traveling, to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings at all times. If you see something unusual or unsettling, please report it immediately."
    
A spokeswoman for the Department of Transportation says the actions aren't because of a specific or credible threat against the state's mass transit.

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