Canada: Metal Detectors To Be Installed For Greyhound Bus Passengers
Passengers on Greyhound buses in Canada are facing new security measures including metal detectors and restrictions on luggage. This follows the grisly murder earlier this year onboard a bus in Manitoba by accused Vince Li Of Edmonton.
Greyhound has decided to increase security on the vehicles it runs in this country, partially as a response to a horrific crime that made headlines around the world.
Beginning this week in Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg, passengers will be swept by hand held metal detectors before they're allowed to board. The three cities are the test run for the idea, and it will then spread to all other places where the bus line runs, including Toronto.
You will also be forced to put your luggage in cargo compartments instead of bringing it onboard. The only exceptions - your wallets and your purses.
It follows the brutal beheading of a man onboard a Greyhound bus four months ago. Carnival worker Tim McLean was attacked by a fellow passenger armed with a large knife on July 31st. He was repeatedly stabbed and then decapitated by his attacker.
Vince Li remains in custody and has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder. His trial will begin in the spring.