Police conduct total security checks in Minsk metro
14:19, — society
All passengers have to show what they have in their bags.
Minsk residents write on Twitter that police officers check people's bags at several stations.
“The station Kamennaya Horka: the police search bags of all passengers,” @arina0__0 writes and adds the same things happen at Mahilouskaya station.
“The same at Park Chaliskintsau,” @BigBadDev says.
“The same at Pershamaiskaya,” @grd12by adds noting that the checks are performed not by ordinary policemen, but by high-ranking officers.
“They checked a man's umbrella with a metal detector today at Uruchcha station,” @stanfursov writes.
Representatives of the Minsk Metro say to charter97.org they don't know reasons for security checks.
“We have no relation to it,” a representative of the press service said.
The internal affairs department of the Minsk Metro declined to comment on the situation.
We remind that after the explosion at Kastrychnitskaya metro station in 2011 the police promised to increase security measures in the metro. Policemen sometimes stop passengers with big bags for checks. The chief security officer of the Minsk Metro, Aliaksandr Salei, said in the beginning of the year that new facilities for searching passengers would soon appear at some stations.
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