Press Releases

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ABILENE, Texas – Due to high demand, a temporary TSA Pre✓® application center will be open for an additional week at Abilene Regional Airport (ABI). The temporary application center opened April 5 and has now been extended for a third week. The…
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Wichita, Kan. —The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered a loaded firearm at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT) today at the security screening checkpoint. The 9 mm Ruger, loaded with five rounds, was detected…
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ST. LOUIS – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is holding a hiring event this Saturday to recruit TSA officers to work at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL).  Interested media: Interviews with our Federal Security Director…
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AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) would like to remind Augusta Regional Airport passengers to expect higher than usual passenger volumes over the next several days (April 12-15) as travelers return home from the 2019…
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SEATTLE – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Wednesday celebrated the career and retirements of Bela, an explosive detection canine who has worked as a Passenger Screening Canine since 2014.…
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Officers with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Magic Valley Regional Airport (TWF) discovered a loaded firearm in the carry-on luggage of a male traveler Tuesday morning. This is the first firearm discovered in…
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Transportation Security Administration discovered a loaded firearm at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA) checkpoint this morning.  At approximately 5:30 a.m., a loaded Ruger 9mm handgun was detected in a passenger’s…
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PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia resident was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) this morning, April 10 when they detected a handgun in the woman’s carry-on bag. The woman was stopped…
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Officials with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Tuesday introduced two explosive detection canines who will be working in the security checkpoint queue at Sacramento International Airport (SMF). The canines…
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BOSTON –  On the busiest travel days this spring, TSA officers at Boston Logan International Airport will screen more than 70,000 passengers per day. Nationally, the number of passengers expected to fly this spring is expected to be the highest in…
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ROANOKE, Va.  – A Lynchburg, Virginia, area woman was stopped by the Transportation Security Administration with a loaded handgun at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport checkpoint Monday, April 8. The TSA officer who was staffing the checkpoint…
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) honored the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) with the prestigious Gold Standard Award at a meeting of the transit agency’s Board of Directors Monday evening. TSA…
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va.—A Wayne County, West Virginia, man was caught by the Transportation Security Administration with a loaded gun in his carry-on bag at the Huntington Tri-State Airport checkpoint this morning, April 8. TSA officers stopped the Genoa…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration announced today that the Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee has been established in accordance with Section 1969 of Public Law No: 115-254. The STSAC will be composed of voting…
WASHINGTON – The number of firearms caught by Transportation Security Administration officers at checkpoints at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) have increased at an alarming rate this year as TSA officers caught the ninth gun of the…
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LINTHICUM, Md. – A Fairfax County, Virginia, man was arrested Friday, April 5, at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport after Transportation Security Administration officers caught him with a handgun in his carry-on bag. It…
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WORCESTER, Mass. – The Transportation Security Administration has been working closely with the Worcester Regional Transit Authority in Central Massachusetts during the course of the past 20 months to help ensure that the mass transit agency has…
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ABILENE, Tex. – A temporary TSA Pre✓® application center will be open at Abilene Regional Airport (ABI) for two weeks in April. The application center, which will be located in an RV parked outside the baggage claim area at the airport, will be open…
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NEWARK, N.J. – An Essex County, New Jersey, man was arrested on Thursday evening, April  4, after Transportation Security Administration officers at Newark Liberty International Airport caught him trying to bring a loaded gun past a security…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration is reminding travelers that beginning October 1, 2020, every traveler must present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, or another acceptable form of identification, to fly within the United…
| Local Press Release
PITTSBURGH – A Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, man was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) today, April 4, when they detected a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag. The Irwin,…
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PORTLAND, Maine – A Maine girl battling a life-threatening autoimmune disease dreamed of going to Disney World. Thanks to the collaboration of Disney, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Transportation Security Administration team at Portland…
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BURLINGTON, Vt. –  On the busiest travel days this spring, TSA officers at Burlington International Airport will screen more than 2,800 passengers per day. Nationally, the number of passengers expected to fly this spring is expected to be the…
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Transportation Security Administration discovered a loaded firearm at the Nashville International Airport (BNA) checkpoint this morning.  At approximately 9:30 a.m., a loaded Taurus 9mm handgun was detected in a passenger’s…
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NEWARK, N.J. – A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, man found out that Transportation Security Administration officers at Newark Liberty International Airport were not joking this April Fool’s Day when they stopped him from bringing a handgun onto an…