Security Lapses Continue At Area Airports

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Security screeners at local airports still have trouble detecting blades.

The New York Post reported that a Florida mother passed through security at Newark Liberty Airport with a steak knife in her 1-year-old son’s carriage.

Evelyn Freay, 37, told Transportation Security Administration agents about the blade, and thought that her mother packed it with an apple for their return flight, according to the Post.

The Post said security personnel took the blade and that Freay was not charged.

According to TSA regulations, knives that are not plastic or round-bladed butter knives are not allowed in carry-ons. They must be checked before boarding a flight. Ice picks, meat cleavers, razor blades, some scissors, and swords also fall under that category.

TSA agents at JFK Airport also saw their share of security lapses. Several agents recently faced discipline and extra training after failing to spot three box cutters in a passenger’s carry-on.

A passenger brought the blades onto a JetBlue plane. They fell out when he put his case in the overhead bin.

Port Authority police brought their canine unit onto the plane to sniff for explosives and every passenger had to be rescreened, following that lapse.

Are our airports secure? Leave a comment below…

  • Evelyn

    February 30th? CBS should also check their postings!

  • Rich

    February 30th?

  • Doc

    An unopened and sealed jar of mayonaise was removed from our checked on luggage because the inspector said it was a gel. My wife, a chem teacher and me, a pharmacist, did not bother to explain it was an emulsion, we let it go. Maybe a little mor training is needed. Incompetence in any governmental function should surprise no one !

    • Count Scrofula

      They should’ve hit you in the head with the aforementioned jar of mayonnaise.
      Emulsion, eshmulsion!

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