London attack highlights need to train US agents

Published: Sep. 15, 2017 at 9:19 PM EDT
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The president of Amtrak's police labor committee says the attack in London highlights the need to make sure that officers in the United States responsible for protecting rail systems are prepared to help prevent such incidents.

David Pearlson said that this summer "Amtrak Police officers assigned to New York's Penn Station received long overdue upgrades in equipment and staffing, but we want to make sure those improvements continue in the long term."

A homemade bomb planted in a rush-hour subway car injured 29 people in London on Friday. It has sparked a huge manhunt for the perpetrators of what police said was the fourth terrorist attack in the British capital this year.