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Mar 16, 2016, 11:57 AM
 
Metro is 'saying' its to conduct 'safety checks' on the power couplings to the 3rd rail.
So why are there reports of dogs in the tunnels?

ISIS threat?

At least thats the rumor from several sources.
     
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Mar 16, 2016, 12:11 PM
 
It's a scheduled shutdown based on some sort cable fire last week or something.

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Mar 16, 2016, 12:21 PM
 
So why are DOGS in the tunnels? Normally they would do that on weekends.
     
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Mar 16, 2016, 12:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
So why are DOGS in the tunnels? Normally they would do that on weekends.
"Bad electrical wiring" dogs?

During my senior year in HS (1979), we were told not leave our classrooms. The Phoenix PD was bring a "bomb" dog because someone called and said there was a "bomb" in a locker. What did this "bomb" dog find? A bomb? No, the dog found a dime bag of weed!
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Mar 16, 2016, 12:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
Metro is 'saying' its to
Wait what? Why is "saying" in scare quotes?
     
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Mar 16, 2016, 01:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Wait what? Why is "saying" in scare quotes?
Is 'because he's nuts' an inappropriate reply here?
     
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Mar 16, 2016, 01:04 PM
 
Sounds fishy is all. That and an unnamed security source said something else was up.
     
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Mar 16, 2016, 01:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Is 'because he's nuts' an inappropriate reply here?
Why would you "think" that?
     
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Mar 16, 2016, 09:07 PM
 
The Washington Post says that Metro found 26 wiring defects (similar to the one that caused Monday's fire), and has completed repairs on most of them. The Post says service will resume at 0500 Thursday.

Yes, dogs can be used for locating electrical problems (for example, they can smell a little bit of ozone that we wouldn't notice), but they could also have been there so their handlers could take advantage of empty stations for some training. Not everything that happens in DC is as dire and scary as some folks might think.

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Mar 17, 2016, 08:54 AM
 
So the generalized threat to east coast cities security briefings were just a smokescreen? Sure.
     
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Mar 17, 2016, 07:25 PM
 
I didn't say that. I said that you don't need to freak out when you see something out of the ordinary. When there are other things going on, that's a different issue.

But... K9 handlers will also take any opportunity they can get to train their dogs in any setting. So the K9s were not necessarily because of the "generalized threat" briefings.

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Mar 18, 2016, 02:01 PM
 
I got my initial info that something was up from one of our security guys. It was suspicious that they closed Metro down on a weekday instead of weekends like they have for 20+ years.
     
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Mar 18, 2016, 07:12 PM
 
Suspicious, maybe. But actual fires inside the stations are worse than suspicious. And there were some vocal calls for Metro to "do something about" the fire risk, since last week's fire wasn't the first by a long shot.

There could indeed be a connection between the "generalized threat" and emergency repairs that could keep 26 different stations from burning, but I guess since I don't live anywhere near DC, my own type and intensity of paranoia doesn't mesh with life there.

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Mar 18, 2016, 08:54 PM
 
Maybe Obama planted the bomb?
     
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Mar 21, 2016, 12:00 AM
 
No, Obama shut it down so Hilary could use dogs to find the best place to bury her email server. Because chemtrails.
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Mar 22, 2016, 10:22 PM
 
That's it! The chemtrails!!! Ah... It all makes sense now!

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Mar 22, 2016, 11:17 PM
 
In light of the bombings in Belgium
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Mar 23, 2016, 06:10 PM
 
I hope it's clear that my banter was intended to be light hearted, rather than to minimize the tragedy in Brussels.

On the other hand, I also hope profusely that there was really no connection between the DC Metro shutdown and intelligence about the Paris bombers' cell.

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