Transportation Security Administration
The TSA said its decision to pull the machines is in an effort to speed up security lines at the two New York City airports, and insists the full body scanners are safe.
Twenty-five TSA screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport were given pink slips Friday following an investigation into improper screening of checked luggage at the airport.
The TSA report, from June, said screeners never told air passengers they had a right to opt out of the full body scan in favor of a pat-down.
Guns, explosives, box cutters, none of them should make it onto a commercial airplane. But security agents at John F. Kennedy International airport say they could be.
Selected frequent fliers on American, Delta and United Airlines and US Airways are eligible for the program at Newark.
Port Authority Police confiscated the weapon and arrested the man on a weapons charge. Operations at the airport weren’t impacted.
The 9/11 attacks were life changing for most Americans. The Transportation Security Administration — better known as the TSA — was created as a result.
Everybody has rough breakups, but they don’t usually end with the FBI pulling you off of an airplane. That is unless you’re the unlucky man who tried to fly out of Philadelphia on Thursday.
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.