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FBI and CMPD need your help

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On Tuesday, June 21, the Charlotte Division of the FBI and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CPMD) asked the public to help identify a man who was in a restricted area along the LYNX Blue Line in April.  He was observed acting in a suspicious manner on a surveillance camera, and the incident was reported to the FBI.  Agents and Task Force Officers are now asking if anyone may know this individual.  

Anyone who has information that may help the FBI identify the man is asked to call the Charlotte Division of the FBI at 704-377-9200.  Log on to www.fbi.gov/charlotte to see photos of the man.
 
The safety and security procedures that CATS has established along the light rail line assisted in detecting the individual in the area that is off limits to the public.  We immediately notified our partners at the FBI and CMPD.

The combined efforts of CATS and our local and federal law enforcement agencies help keep the transit system safe for our customers, which is our top priority.

Our safety and security staff work hard every day to ensure that your commute is trouble free. You, as CATS customers, are the eyes and ears of the transit system.  You know the route(s) you travel every day, the people you see and what occurs as you travel to your destination.  If you see something that looks suspicious, CATS asks you to report it immediately.  

Here are some safety reminders of what to watch for when in public.  If you observe any of the following suspicious behaviors, please call 911:

  • Loiter, stare or watch others           
  • Attempt to get into areas that are off limits
  • Pace or appears nervous                  
  • Act in a disorderly manner or disturbs others
  • Quickly exiting after abandoning a  package or belongings
  • Appears lost