Ny Sen Schumer Is Calling For Bomb Detection Units At Busy Travel Spots

12.18.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Screening devices that detect suicide vests, similar to the one that exploded in subway tunnel last week, are being tested in Las Angeles, but Senator Chuck Schumer says the feds should speed up plans to use the technology nationwide.

He’s calling on the Transportation Security Administration to quickly access the potentially life-saving machinery.  Schumer says the devices are needed in America’s busiest cities to “stay ahead of the threat.”

Last week, five people were injured when a Brooklyn man detonated a vest-type pipe-bomb in a Manhattan transit hub.