Federal security officials have announced the results of disciplinary proceedings against more than three dozen baggage screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport accused of not following procedures.
Guerrero was arrested after declaring an empty – but unlicensed – .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol while trying to fly to Las Vegas, Port Authority police said.
The opposition surrounding the Transportation Security Administration’s decision to allow small knives on airplanes continues to grow.
The head of the Transportation Safety Administration faced tough questions from lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Thursday about his plan to allow some knives back on planes. And that’s not all.
The “No Knives Act” moves to stop the new TSA policy from taking effect as planned on April 25.
Last week, the TSA released new guidelines that will allow travelers to bring small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs, hockey sticks and other sports gear on planes.
U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) was appalled by the revelation that an undercover inspector with a bomb in his pants got through two checkpoints at Newark-Liberty International Airport and was cleared to get on a plane.
The Transportation Security Administration would not disclose the make-up of the mock bomb, but if it was real it could have blown a hole large enough to bring a plane down, experts said.
The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that air passengers will now be allowed to carry folding knives with blades that are 2.36 inches or less.
Box cutters, larger blades and knives with molded handles will still be banned from carry-on luggage.
The “sequester” is now the law of the land, with President Barack Obama having signed the order Friday night that triggered $85 billion in mandated budget cuts.
“If you think there were long lines before, you’re not going to be able to imagine what it’s going to be when we have the furloughs,” the Transportation Security Administration’s Justin Bourque told WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell.
An American Airlines employee apparently took the pair through a “back way,” bypassing security in order to help them make their connecting domestic flight.
Agents found the loaded .45 caliber pistol when the Cancun-bound man’s items were going through a metal detector Monday.
A security checkpoint was briefly shut down at Newark Liberty International Airport Sunday, after officials discovered that a bottle of liquid had passed through without being screened properly.