Metal Detectors Now in Place at Texas Capitol

Friday, May 21, 2010  |  Updated 9:45 AM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Metal Detectors Now in Place at Texas Capitol

advertisement

Metal detectors are in place at all four public entrances to the Texas Capitol, but officials aren't saying when they will go live.

The detectors and package-screening X-ray machines that will be installed soon are part of a security upgrade designed to prevent a terrorist attack.

The measures were approved last month over the objection of Gov. Rick Perry, who said they would create a logjam for visitors.

The Austin American-Statesman reported Friday that legislative aides had been told the detectors might be in use within a day or two.

Officials have said weapons would be banned, but haven't been specific. State employees and Texans who show their concealed-weapon permits will be allowed to walk around the detectors.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get NBCDFW on Mobile!
Get NBCDFW's free news and weather... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out