A team of federal agents stopped tractor-trailers on Interstate 20 just
west of Atlanta, inspecting each truck as it passed through a weigh
station, and Channel 2 has learned its part of a counter-terrorism
Channel 2's Linda Stouffer reported a flashing sign on
the interstate directed the trucks to pull into a state-owned
inspection station near Lee Road in Douglas County at the height of the
Channel 2 Action News confirmed that agents from
several federal agencies, including Homeland Security, the Department
of Transportation, and the Transportation Security Administration were
involved. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the exercise.
TSA spokesman told Channel 2 the event is known as Visible Inter-mobile
Prevention and Response, or VIPER, an operation that is conducted with
local authorities as a training exercise.