Transportation Security Administration
Senator Frank Lautenberg is demanding more effective security enforcement by the Transportation Security Administration following Sunday’s security breach at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Call it another black eye for the agency that’s supposed to protect airline passengers from terrorists. On Friday, 14 local air marshals were being punished for allegedly drinking on duty — and more.
Federal officials said the man, whose name was not disclosed, was going through a security checkpoint on Friday when an automated image technology scanner detected something amiss.
Police said that 25-year-old Nicholas Casci of Colts Neck, N.J. was arrested on a weapons-possession charge. He is awaiting arraignment.
The former Secretary of State said it’s “not unusual” for him to be patted down during airport security screenings.
While the passenger wasn’t allowed to board with the devices, she was allowed to rebook her trip to San Francisco after missing her original flight.
The Transportation Security Administration said the Port Authority overreacted when it evacuated a terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport Friday.
LaGuardia Airport will now provide expedited screening to qualified passengers. The TSA pre-screening means that you don’t have to take your shoes off, you can keep your belt on and you don’t have to open up your laptop.
The Transportation Security Administrating says it has stopped several suspicious items recently at area airports.
The breach occurred at around 5:20 a.m. A passenger flagged by the Transportation Security Administration went through a security checkpoint without being pulled aside and screened.
If you’ve been to an airport recently, you’ve probably seen security randomly select people for extra screenings. But in a CBS 2 investigation, some female travelers say there was nothing random about it. They claim agents hand-selected them with something else in mind.
Alexandra Schmid, who has worked for the TSA for four years, allegedly swiped the cash from the passenger’s jacket as it passed through an X-ray conveyor belt around 8:25 p.m. Wednesday in Terminal 4.
Officers with the Transportation Security Administration and Port Authority Police Department are searching for a man who went through a checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport before screening was done.
Two former airport security officers, who have already spent over a year in jail, have now been sentenced for theft.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and state Sen. Michael Gianaris of Queens want the Transportation Security Administration to create the position at all airports.