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.
An internal audit by the agency found screeners got failing grades when it came to properly patting down passengers and confiscating prohibited items.
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.
Congressman Steve Israel has called on the Transportation Security Administration to launch an independent investigation on potential health risks from the full-body Backscatter X-ray scanners.
Senator Frank Lautenberg is demanding more effective security enforcement by the Transportation Security Administration following Sunday’s security breach at Newark Liberty International Airport.
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.
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.
They were supposed to be protecting passengers from possible terrorist attacks, but instead they were sleeping on the job. Those are the allegations against eight TSA screeners at Newark Liberty Airport.
Air passengers were temporarily evacuated from a terminal at New York City’s Kennedy Airport after a problem at one of the security checkpoints.
A man who stole a laptop at Tampa International Airport has been arrested at LaGuardia, the Federal Transportation Security Administration reports.
Police said that 25-year-old Nicholas Casci of Colts Neck, N.J. was arrested on a weapons-possession charge. He is awaiting arraignment.