How did a convicted murderer with ties to a terrorist group get aboard an airplane through a reduced security screening?
Sen. Charles Schumer called Wednesday for daily federal screening of airport and airline workers for weapons following last month’s arrests of five men accused of smuggling guns through the New York and Atlanta airports.
TSA officers have been seen merging all lines into one, herding entire lines of people who have not been pre-screened through limited security, they only go through the metal detector.
In a statement announced late Monday afternoon. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that the federal government will not go forward with plans to screen visitors once they arrive at Liberty and Ellis islands.
Terminal C was on lockdown for about an hour-and-a-half after a passenger left a checkpoint without proper security screening. The result of the breach was flight delays and re-screening for all departing passengers.