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February 06, 2017 | Local Press Release
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Kentucky woman was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Huntington Tri-State Airport on Friday, February 3, when the TSA officers detected a handgun in one of the woman’s carry-on bags.TSA officers...
February 06, 2017 | Local Press Release
NEWARK, N.J. – A Sussex County, New Jersey, man was arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday, February 4, after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers detected a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the traveler’s...
February 02, 2017 | Local Press Release
GREEN, Ohio – Demand for travelers interested in enrolling in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) TSA Pre✓® program has been so strong that a temporary application center will be open at Akron-Canton Regional Airport Monday in...
February 02, 2017 | Local Press Release
ROANOKE, Va. – Transportation Security Administration officers at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) prevented a Lexington, Virginia, man from bringing a loaded .38 caliber handgun onto an airplane on Wednesday, Feb. 1.The man was stopped as...
January 31, 2017 | Local Press Release
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Residents of south-central Virginia will be able to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s popular TSA Pre✓® application program inside the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport terminal during the week of Feb. 13...
January 31, 2017 | Local Press Release
LEWISTON, Idaho - An officer with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport (LWS) discovered a loaded firearm Monday morning at the security checkpoint during routine screening of carry-on baggage.The...
January 26, 2017 | Local Press Release
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. —  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will begin to offer expedited screening to passengers departing Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) who are enrolled in TSA Pre✓® starting Jan. 27.ACY Airport does not...
January 26, 2017 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the expansion of TSA Pre✓® to 11 new airlines, bringing the total number of airlines participating in TSA Pre✓® to 30. The expansion includes both foreign and domestic...
January 23, 2017 | Local Press Release
RICHMOND, Va. – A Chesterfield County, Virginia, woman was cited on state weapons charges after she was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Richmond International Airport (RIC) checkpoint on Friday, January 20, when TSA...
January 19, 2017 | Local Press Release
AVOCA, Pa. – Demand for travelers interested in enrolling in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) TSA Pre✓® program has been so strong that a temporary application center will be stood up at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport...
January 18, 2017 | Local Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will support security operations for the 58th Presidential Inaugural, coordinating with federal, state and local agencies to secure transportation systems and protected sites surrounding...
January 17, 2017 | Local Press Release
BALTIMORE – A Prince George’s County, Maryland, man was arrested at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) on Saturday, Jan. 14 after Transportation Security Administration officers caught him trying to carry a handgun...
January 16, 2017 | Local Press Release
DULLES, Va. – A man was caught with a gun at Washington Dulles International Airport on Sunday, Jan. 15 after Transportation Security Administration officers caught him trying to carry a handgun past a security checkpoint. The .45 caliber handgun...
January 13, 2017 | Local Press Release
NEW YORK - Everyday, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers interact with nearly two million travelers across the U.S. with a single goal in mind, ensuring the safety of the traveling public. TSA had a busy year in 2016, screening...
January 12, 2017 | Local Press Release
ARLINGTON, Va. - Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers saw a 34 percent increase in the number of guns caught at security checkpoints at the region’s three major airports in 2016 compared to 2015. In 2016, TSA officers detected 50...
January 12, 2017 | Local Press Release
RICHMOND, Va. - Transportation Security Administration officers stopped three more firearms at the Richmond International Airport checkpoints in 2016 than they did in each of the previous three years.In 2016, TSA officers detected 10 firearms in...
January 12, 2017 | Local Press Release
BALTIMORE - Everyday, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers interact with nearly two million travelers across the U.S. with a single goal in mind, ensuring the safety of the traveling public. TSA had a busy year in 2016, screening...
January 12, 2017 | Local Press Release
ALBANY, N.Y. - Everyday, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers interact with nearly two million travelers across the U.S. with a single goal in mind, ensuring the safety of the traveling public. TSA had a busy year in 2016, screening...
January 12, 2017 | Local Press Release
NORFOLK, Va. - Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers stopped 14 guns at the Norfolk International Airport checkpoints in 2016, a decrease from the 16 caught in 2015.Travelers who bring firearms to the checkpoint are subject to...
January 06, 2017 | Local Press Release
BALTIMORE – A Baltimore County, Maryland, man was arrested at Baltimore Washington International-Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) on Thursday Jan. 5 after Transportation Security Administration officers caught him trying to carry a handgun past a...
January 05, 2017 | Local Press Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va.- A West Virginia man was caught with a loaded handgun at Yeager Airport Tuesday evening, Jan. 3, and was cited by police for carrying a gun in an airport.  As the man, a resident of Huntington, West Virginia, entered the TSA...
January 03, 2017 | Local Press Release
NORFOLK, Va. — Transportation Security Administration officers prevented a Virginia man from bringing a loaded handgun onboard a plane at the Norfolk International Airport checkpoint this morning, Jan. 3.The man, a resident of Norfolk, Virginia, was...
December 29, 2016 | Local Press Release
DULLES, Va. – Transportation Security Administration officers at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) prevented a Loudoun County, Virginia, man from bringing a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic handgun onto a flight to Dallas yesterday Wednesday,...
December 28, 2016 | Local Press Release
NEWARK, N.J. – For the second time this month, a man has been arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers detected a loaded handgun in the traveler’s carry-on bag.Earlier this morning...
December 26, 2016 | Local Press Release
BALTIMORE – A Prince George’s County man was arrested after Transportation Security Administration officers found a gun in the man’s carry-on bag as he entered a checkpoint at Baltimore Washington International-Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) early...

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