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UPDATE: Man Allegedly Backed Fake Train Bomb Plot, Riders React

WASHINGTON (AP) - Commuters who use the subway system in the nation's capital have mixed feelings about their safety following an arrest in a government terror sting.

A Pakistani-born Virginian faces charges that he took part in what he believed was an al-Qaida plot to place bombs in train stations. In fact, the FBI says Faroogue Ahmed was dealing with people working with the government.

Word of yesterday's arrest unsettled some commuters. One rider who lives near a station not far from the Pentagon said the arrest made him feel vulnerable. He said he'll "stay off the Metro for
now."

But others took the news in stride. A personal trainer who lives in suburban Alexandria, Va., said she was more worried about the safety record of Metro's subway trains than the potential for a
terrorist attack.

    

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