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IN BRIEF / The State / SAN FRANCISCO

Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza to Be Patrolled

April 17, 2005|From Times Wire Reports

An armed guard will patrol the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza while officials decide on permanent security measures in the wake of the April 9 shooting of a toll collector.

"It serves as a confidence booster for the toll collectors, knowing someone is there," said bridge district spokeswoman Mary Currie. A female toll taker was shot in the neck and chest during a robbery by a man driving a stolen car, according to police. The driver, who fled on foot, was shot in a leg and arrested, police said.

The toll taker is recovering from her injuries.

Other than added guards, officials are considering bulletproof glass in toll booths.

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