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  • Is Amtrak vulnerable to a terrorist attack?

    WCVB TV - 12/21/2015

    How likely is it that there will be a terrorist attack here in the U.S. on a train?

    “We have to expect it. That’s the bottom line,” said Sean Burke, head of the Center for Resilience Studies at Northeastern University and a former Homeland Security official.

    Train attacks are happening overseas and Burke said there is nothing in place to guarantee it won’t happen here.

    “The passenger rail system is designed to be open,” Burke said. “It’s specifically put in densely populated areas. [It’s] a system that is vulnerable really from the beginning of its trip to the end of its trip.”

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