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August 14, 2018 | Local Press Release
LOS ANGELES – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has partnered with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to deploy a new advanced portable passenger screening technology that will help detect weapon and...
August 13, 2018 | Local Press Release
ARLINGTON, Va. – Two Virginia men were cited by airport police at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) last week after Transportation Security Administration officers spotted loaded handguns in each of the men’s carry-on bags.On Friday,...
August 13, 2018 | Local Press Release
LINTHICUM, Md. – Transportation Security Administration officers at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) stopped an Alexandria, Virginia, man with a loaded handgun at one of the airport’s checkpoints  Sunday, August 13...
August 10, 2018 | Local Press Release
PITTSBURGH – A Washington County, Pennsylvania, man was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) Aug. 9 when they detected a loaded handgun in the man’s carry-on bag.The McMurray,...
August 10, 2018 | Local Press Release
DULLES, Va. —  A new state-of-the-art advanced technology computed tomography checkpoint scanner (CT) that provides 3-D imaging is being tested at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)....
August 08, 2018 | Statement
For Immediate Release Public Affairs Contact: 571-227-2829 WASHINGTON – Contrary to recent media reports, TSA will not be eliminating passenger screening at any federalized U.S. airport. These media reports were based on information from a routine...
August 06, 2018 | Local Press Release
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered a loaded firearm early this morning at the security screening checkpoint at Des Moines International Airport (DSM).  This is the 10th firearm discovered at the DSM...
August 06, 2018 | Local Press Release
NORFOLK, Va.—A local resident was caught by the Transportation Security Administration with a loaded gun at a Norfolk International Airport checkpoint Saturday, August 4, marking the 15th firearm that TSA officers have caught at the airport so far...
August 03, 2018 | Local Press Release
PHILADELPHIA – Residents of the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area will be able to apply to the Transportation Security Administration’s popular TSA Pre✓® application program inside the Philadelphia International Airport during the week of...
August 03, 2018 | Local Press Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Transportation Security Administration discovered a loaded firearm at a John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) checkpoint this morning. At approximately 6:30 a.m., a loaded Bersa .380 caliber handgun was discovered in a...
August 03, 2018 | Statement
For Immediate Release Public Affairs Contact: 571-227-2829 WASHINGTON – TSA’s top priority is to protect the nation’s transportation system. When securing the homeland, managing operations, assessing risks, measuring security effectiveness, and...
August 01, 2018 | Statement
WASHINGTON – 3-D printed firearms, like standard, realistic replica and novelty firearms, may be transported in checked baggage only in accordance with federal regulations. Travelers must comply with laws concerning possession of firearms as they...
August 01, 2018 | Statement
For Immediate Release Public Affairs Contact: 571-227-2829 WASHINGTON – There has been no decision to eliminate passenger screening at any federalized U.S. airport. TSA remains committed to its core mission to secure the Homeland by screening more...
July 30, 2018 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced its plan to test computed tomography scanners (CT), a state-of-the-art 3-D technology at select U.S. airport checkpoints. As the agency continues to raise the baseline for...
July 27, 2018 | Local Press Release
ALLENTOWN, Pa. – A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, man was stopped by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) yesterday, July 26, when they detected a loaded gun in the man’s carry-on bag. The...
July 27, 2018 | Local Press Release
COLONIE, N.Y. – Travelers continue to show up at Upstate New York airport checkpoints with firearms and the Transportation Security Administration and the Albany County Sheriff’s Department want to remind travelers that there is a right way and a...
July 26, 2018 | Local Press Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Transportation Security Administration discovered a loaded firearm at the Nashville International Airport (BNA) checkpoint this morning. At approximately 9 a.m., a loaded Springfield Armory .40 caliber handgun was discovered...
July 26, 2018 | Local Press Release
PHOENIX – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on July 26 provided tips for passengers who are traveling with firearms and ammunition on a commercial aircraft.“Every day, at airports across the country, TSA officers detect firearms –...
July 26, 2018 | Local Press Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Transportation Security Administration discovered a loaded firearm at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) checkpoint July 26. At approximately 5 a.m., a loaded Model 9 .32 caliber handgun was discovered in...
July 24, 2018 | Local Press Release
NEW YORK —  A new state-of-the-art advanced technology computed tomography checkpoint scanner (CT) that provides 3-D imaging is being tested at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint in the American Airlines Terminal at John F. Kennedy...
July 24, 2018 | Local Press Release
ALLENTOWN, Pa.– An Allentown, Pennsylvania, man was arrested by Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority Police yesterday (July 23) after a Transportation Security Administration officer at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) spotted a loaded gun...
July 24, 2018 | Local Press Release
BISMARCK, N.D. - An officer with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered a firearm July 24 in the carry-on baggage of a male passenger traveling from the Bismarck Airport (BIS) to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.The...
July 23, 2018 | Local Press Release
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered two loaded firearms in separate incidents at the Charleston International Airport (CHS) security checkpoint today. At approximately 7 a.m., a loaded Bersa .380 caliber...
July 18, 2018 | Local Press Release
SAN DIEGO – Officials with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and San Diego International Airport (SAN) are prepared for what is projected to be one of the busiest weeks of the 2018 summer travel season.San Diego is once again host to...
July 17, 2018 | Local Press Release
WICHITA, Kan. — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered two loaded firearms in two days at Kansas airports. The first was found at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT) and the second at Manhattan Regional Airport (...

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