Feds investigate possible terror plot to attack Metro

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The Washington Post reports that federal agents are investigating an Ashburn man in connection with an alleged plot to bomb multiple Metro stations. Officials believe Farooque Ahmed came up with the plan on his own and expected to carry it out by himself, though they stress that the plan wasn’t anywhere near completion when Ahmed was arrested.

Before this issue becomes yet another political football in a town where official concern about terrorism is so ubiquitous as to be desensitizing, here’s one piece of practical advice: When you’re carrying stuff in the Metro (or anywhere in town, really), please be certain to take everything you brought with you. It’s something we all want to do anyway, and it will reduce the number of packages treated as “suspicious” when they are simply “forgotten.”

Tiffany Baxendell Bridge is an Internet enthusiast and an incurable smartass. When not heckling the neighborhood political scene on Twitter, she can be found goofing off with her ukulele, Bollywood dancing, or obsessing about cult TV. She is That Woman With the Baby In the Bar.

Tiffany lives in Brookland with her husband Tom, son Charlie, and two high-maintenance cats. Read why Tiffany loves DC.

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