British police to patrol at 30th Street Station

Auntie Anne's Pretzel worker Joni DeCrosta of Tacony tries on a hat belonging to Police Constable David Weeks, left, while posing with him, Police Sgt. Alan Muggleton and the rest of their unit of British Transport Police for a photo souvenir of Philadelphia this morning. (Tom Gralish / Staff Photographer)

Passengers at 30th Street Station should not be surprised today if they hear police officers speaking with British accents.

As part of a joint counterterrorism program, a half dozen members of the British Transport Police will patrol the station with Amtrak officers. The British officers were at Union Station in Washington yesterday and will be visiting Baltimore and New York City this week.

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