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TSA Watching Bus Passengers in Pittsburgh (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Bus passengers in Pittsburgh will be observed today by TSA agents, Port Authority Police and first responders as part of a “security exercise."

According to CBS Pittsburgh, the Port Authority says the city's transit system is being used as a test location (video below).

The "security exercise" is being led by the TSA Mass Transit and Passenger Rail Division to detect and prevent any terror threats or attacks.

A similar TSA “security exercise” happened in Houston, Texas in 2012, but didn't go so well, reported ABC 13 (video below).

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TSA agents rode buses, interrogated passengers and performed random bag searches.

Angry citizens complained at a Houston METRO board meeting about what they saw as a violation of the 4th amendment by the TSA.

Sources: ABC 13 and CBS Pittsburgh

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