Metal Detectors Now in Place at Texas Capitol | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Metal Detectors Now in Place at Texas Capitol



    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.