Blog Posts for January 2012
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January 27, 2012
Concealed Razorblades: Two razorblades were found concealed in the frame of a carry-on bag at Sacramento (SMF)Leave Them at Home: A throwing star was found in a carry-on bag at Baltimore (BWI) and another found in a passenger’s bag traveling out of...
January 23, 2012
Earlier today, Senator Rand Paul raised some questions about the screening process after going through one of TSA’s millimeter wave body scanners that use automated target recognition (ATR) technology. The ATR software displays the same generic...
January 20, 2012
“Brush” with Death?: A nonmetallic brush-dagger was found at Lynchburg (LYH) in carry-on bag. This brush would not only tease your hair, it would frighten it! A hair raising experience if you will...Not Just One, But Eight: You can imagine the...
January 20, 2012
North, to Alaska! Select Alaska Airlines travelers at soon-to-be announced airports may be able to experience expedited screening as part of the TSA Pre✓® pilot. So get your mukluks ready and keep an eye out here on the blog or @TSA / @TSAMedia_BobB...
January 17, 2012
Unfortunately, yesterday’s LA Times story missed the mark and you may have seen a few additional inaccurate stories in the news claiming that TSA was buying equipment to test for radiation exposure. Truth is, we continuously test all of the...
January 13, 2012
Gassed Up Chainsaw: Believe it or not, the chainsaw found at Elmira (ELM) was not the problem here. You can travel with your chainsaw as checked luggage, however, gassing it up is the problem. You know... Gas? Highly flammable liquid...Lipstick Stun...
January 09, 2012
Cupcake Jar Photo Courtesy of Consumertraveler.comThis will be short and “sweet.” Like many of you, when I think of a cupcake, I don’t think of it being in a jar. However, the photo below shows the “cupcake” that was prohibited from being taken into...
January 07, 2012
I hope everybody’s having a great new year so far! This is the first Week in Review of 2012 and we’ve already got some interesting good catches to share with you. Also, if you haven’t read it yet, check out our TSA Top 10 Good Catches of 2011....
January 05, 2012
Our officers have had some good finds this year at our checkpoints and we wanted to share our top 10 good catches with you. Some are dangerous, some simply look dangerous and can cause major delays, and others are just plain weird. Click on the...
January 04, 2012
As promised, TSA is moving forward with the TSA Pre✓® pilot, and what better way to kick off 2012 than with the addition of two more airports - Salt Lake City (SLC) and John F. Kennedy (JFK) - to the program.There are a lot of moving pieces, so here...