Press Releases

September 17, 2020 | Local Press Release
You never know what to expect when you report for duty with TSA. Most of us never foresee finding ourselves in a life or death situation, especially in the TSA breakroom. Around 2 p.m. on August 26, Dayton (Ohio) International Airport TSA Officer…
September 17, 2020 | Local Press Release
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. - The Transportation Security Administration discovered a loaded firearm at a Tri-Cities Airport (TRI) checkpoint this morning.  At approximately 6:45 a.m., a loaded Ruger 9mm handgun was detected in a passenger’s carry-on bag.…
September 17, 2020 | Local Press Release
ERIE, Pa. – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Erie International Airport (ERI) detected a .380 caliber handgun in a carry-on bag of an Erie County, Pennsylvania, man earlier today, Sept. 17. It was not loaded. The handgun was…
September 16, 2020 | Local Press Release
WASHINGTON - Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske was at the TSA Systems Integration Facility (TSIF) Tuesday to meet with the local TSA workforce and conduct one of his regular virtual town hall meetings, which…
September 16, 2020 | Local Press Release
NEW YORK – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport identified an unusual suspicious item inside a traveler’s carry-on bag that could have resulted in a tragic outcome had the item been carried…
September 16, 2020 | Local Press Release
MILWAUKEE – Transportation Security Administration officers (TSA) stopped a woman from carrying a .38 caliber handgun and a magazine loaded with six bullets onto an airplane at General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) on Tuesday, Sept. 15. At…
September 15, 2020 | Local Press Release
SYRACUSE, NY – A Florida woman was caught by Transportation Security Administration officers with a .22 caliber handgun loaded with three bullets among her carry-on items on Monday, Sept. 14, at Syracuse-Hancock International Airport.   The TSA…
September 15, 2020 | Local Press Release
HONOLULU – The Transportation Security Administration bid farewell Monday to one of its longest tenured working canines at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) when King, a 10-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever, officially retired. King has…
September 14, 2020 | Local Press Release
PHILADELPHIA – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers detected a .22 caliber handgun loaded with nine bullets, including one in the chamber, at one of the security checkpoints at Philadelphia International Airport on Saturday, Sept.…
September 14, 2020 | Local Press Release
SAN ANTONIO, TX – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has completed installation of new acrylic barriers at security checkpoints throughout San Antonio International Airport (SAT) in the agency’s ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of…
September 14, 2020 | Local Press Release
WASHINGTON – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) detected a 9 mm handgun loaded with 10 bullets including one in the chamber in a carry-on bag of a local woman on Saturday, Sept.…
September 14, 2020 | Local Press Release
CLEVELAND – Transportation Security Administration officers (TSA) stopped a man from carrying a 9 mm handgun and loaded magazine onto an airplane at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) on Saturday, Sept. 12. At approximately 5:00 a.m., a…
September 13, 2020 | Local Press Release
PHOENIX – Officers with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport detected two firearms Saturday during the routine X-ray screening of carry-on luggage at the security checkpoint. The first firearm…
September 11, 2020 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) hosted a 9/11 commemoration event this morning at the agency’s headquarters in Arlington, Va., to mark the 19th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, remember the victims and…
September 11, 2020 | Local Press Release
LINTHICUM, Md. – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) caught a Prince George’s County, Maryland, man with a .45 caliber handgun loaded with seven bullets at the…
September 11, 2020 | Local Press Release
DULLES, Va. – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Washington Dulles International Airport stopped a Florida man from bringing a .380 caliber handgun loaded with seven bullets onto an airplane on Thursday, Sept. 10. A TSA officer…
September 11, 2020 | Local Press Release
VINELAND, N.J. –  Rachel McGlynn, the Transportation Security Administration’s Deputy Director of the Training Operations Division , will be the keynote speaker this evening at the City of Vineland, New Jersey’s annual Patriots Day event that…
September 10, 2020 | Local Press Release
RICHMOND, Va. –  Nineteen years ago, he was a police officer with the New Jersey State Department of Corrections and a member of the Special Emergency Response Team, so when terrorists attacked on 9/11, Leonard Mitchell “saw our brothers and sisters…
September 10, 2020 | Local Press Release
NEW YORK - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is in the process of installing new acrylic barriers at security checkpoints throughout LaGuardia Airport as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to implement initiatives to help prevent…
September 10, 2020 | Local Press Release
LINTHICUM, Md. – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) caught a Baltimore County, Maryland, man with a .38 caliber handgun loaded with five bullets at the…
September 9, 2020 | Local Press Release
APPLETON, Wis. – Transportation Security Administration officers (TSA) stopped a woman from carrying a loaded .38 caliber handgun onto an airplane at Appleton International Airport (ATW) on Friday, September 4. At approximately 7:30 a.m., a TSA…
September 9, 2020 | Local Press Release
OMAHA, Neb. – A North Carolina man was stopped by the Transportation Security Administration with a .380 caliber handgun loaded with six bullets at the Eppley Airfield checkpoint on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The gun was accompanied by a magazine with six…
September 9, 2020 | Local Press Release
OMAHA, Neb. —  A new state-of-the-art advanced technology computed tomography checkpoint scanner (CT) that provides 3-D imaging has been installed and is in use at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at Eppley Airfield. The…
September 9, 2020 | Local Press Release
PITTSBURGH –  Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers caught a West Virginia man with a 9 mm handgun loaded with seven bullets in his backpack at Pittsburgh International Airport on Tuesday, Sept. 8. It was the third gun caught in a…
September 9, 2020 | Local Press Release
NEW YORK – Nineteen years ago, Grace Ridley was nearing the end of a successful career in the New York Police Department and counting down to retirement. Then, on September 11, 2001, the world came crashing down. As a member of the NYPD since 1982,…