NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Suicide vest-detection technology is coming to New York City’s Penn Station.

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Monday that the federal Transportation Security Administration will start testing the screening equipment on Tuesday.

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Schumer pushed for the technology to be tested in New York City after a Bangladeshi immigrant injured himself setting off a crude pipe bomb strapped to his chest in December.

The TSA has been working on the devices known as stand-off explosive detection units since 2004 with transit agencies like Amtrak and New Jersey Transit.

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The technology has also been used to secure large-scale events like the Super Bowl and has been tested in a Los Angeles Metro station.

The machines, mounted on tripods, screen people at a distance without slowing them down. Several versions are being evaluated.

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