MBTA: No information that Boston subway is target

Reports of an alleged plot to attack subways in the U.S. and Paris

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BOSTON (AP) — MBTA police chief Paul MacMillan says the transit agency is aware of a report about alleged subway plots in Europe and elsewhere, but said there’s no information that either the MBTA or Boston is a target.

The comment came after Iraq’s prime minister said captured Islamic State militants told Iraqi intelligence agents of an alleged plot to attack subways in the United States and Paris. French and American officials said they had no such information.

MacMillan said the MBTA is in close contact with the State Police, the Boston Police, the Boston Office of the FBI and the Transportation Security Administration.

The MBTA will be increasing high visibility patrols and K-9 patrols to reassure riders.

MacMillan said riders and T employees should remain vigilant and report any suspicious incidents to Transit Police.

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