NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says continued lapses in airport screening procedures are “highly concerning and a major threat we must neutralize.”
The New York Democrat said Sunday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Inspector General’s office should undertake a thorough review of the Transportation Security Administration’s employee training procedures.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting: Intense Manhunt Continues; Sources Say Shooter Known To Police For Illegal Vending In Area
An inspector general’s report delivered last week in a classified briefing before the House Committee on Homeland Security found that covert testers were able to sneak banned items past airport screeners about 80 percent of the time.READ MORE: Mother's Day Bliss: Moms Enjoy A Day Of Pampering, Family And Fine Foods At Various NYC Restaurants
TSA Administrator David Pekoske said in response to the report that his agency was implementing measures to improve screening effectiveness.
Schumer said the TSA should move immediately to address gaps in training procedures, technology and “the entire airport security process.”MORE NEWS: Cyberattack Prompts Major Pipeline Operator To Halt Operations; What Will It Potentially Mean For Gas Prices?
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