MOSCOW, September 30 (RAPSI, Lyudmila Klenko) – The Moscow Metro security service employees revealed over 2,000 attempts by the passengers to carry highly dangerous items into the subway in September, RAPSI learned from the Metro’s press-service on Friday.

Over 85 percent of such items are knives.

According to the press-service, this month employees of the subway system inspected about 3.6 million passengers, which is almost 10 times more than last year. At the same time amount of dangerous items that were attempted to be carried into the Metro is getting lower. In comparison to the summer months their number was lowered almost 2.5 times.

Selective screening of passengers is present at all stations of the Moscow Metro. Since its introduction, the security inspected more than 36.2 million passengers and 16.1 million pieces of luggage.