myfoxaustin.com / Posted: Jan 24, 2013 5:25 PM EST Updated: Jan 24, 2013 6:21 PM EST
It’s one of hundreds of random checks being done across the country. Thursday morning it was at Austin’s Amtrak Station.
“We have a surge of uniformed law enforcement appear at train stations, bus stations where we have a mass number of people”, said TSA Asst. Federal security director George Robinson.
Robinson says this team of Homeland Security, TSA agents and Air Marshals are looking for any kind of criminal activity on some our busiest transportation systems.
“Now that the security at the airports is increased so the bad guys are traveling on trains and buses so we try to deter that,” said Robinson.
It was a bit of a surprise for many hopping on the train.