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NYPD to heighten MTA security, especially on weekends

NYPD officers check bags during the morning commute

NYPD officers check bags during the morning commute at Grand Central Terminal. (Getty) Photo Credit: NYPD officers check bags during the morning commute at Grand Central Terminal. (Getty)

The NYPD is ramping up subway patrols to combat a spike in felonies on the trains, with a surge coming on the weekend because that's when 46% of all subway crimes happen, the MTA said Monday.

Officials said 62% of transit crimes take place on the train, with 17% on the platforms.

The MTA blamed the rise on the increased of electronic devices, like iPads, iPhones and Kindles. It wouldn't specify how many new officers will be deployed.

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