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January 09, 2018 | Local Press Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Putnam County, West Virginia, man was cited by police after a Transportation Security Administration officer at Yeager Airport (CRW) spotted a loaded gun in the man’s carry-on bag at the airport checkpoint.The man, a resident...
January 09, 2018 | Local Press Release
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers prevented an Indiana man from bringing a loaded handgun aboard a plane at a Charlotte Douglas International Airport checkpoint. The incident occurred early Monday morning at...
January 08, 2018 | Local Press Release
SEATTLE – Officers with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) discovered two firearms in less than 24 hours during the routine screening of carry-on baggage.A TSA officer found the first...
January 06, 2018 | Local Press Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. – A Queens, New York, man got off to a bad start this new year when he was caught trying to carry a loaded gun past the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at John F. Kennedy International Airport Jan. 5, the first gun...
January 05, 2018 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) set another screening record during the 2017 holiday travel period, December 15 through January 2, 2018, with more than 42 million (42,043,588) passengers and more than 30.6 million (30,...
January 05, 2018 | Local Press Release
ARLINGTON, Va. – An Arlington, Virginia, man had a bad start to the new year yesterday morning, Jan. 4 when a Transportation Security Administration officer at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) spotted a loaded gun in the man’s carry-...
December 26, 2017 | Local Press Release
NORFOLK, Va. — A Chesapeake, Virginia, man and a Norfolk, Virginia, woman each were cited after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers detected handguns in their carry-on bags at Norfolk International Airport checkpoints within a...
December 26, 2017 | Local Press Release
DULLES, Va. – A Fauquier County, Virginia, man was caught with a loaded handgun at Washington Dulles International Airport on Christmas day after a Transportation Security Administration officer detected him trying to carry the semi-automatic weapon...
December 26, 2017 | Local Press Release
LINTHICUM, Md. – A local man was arrested at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) this morning, December 26, after a Transportation Security Administration officer caught him trying to bring a loaded handgun past the...
December 22, 2017 | Local Press Release
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers prevented a North Carolina woman from bringing a loaded handgun on board a plane at a Charlotte Douglas International Airport checkpoint. The incident occurred early this...
December 22, 2017 | Local Press Release
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December 21, 2017 | Local Press Release
LINTHICUM, Md. – A Syracuse, New York, man was arrested at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) yesterday, Dec. 20, after a Transportation Security Administration officer caught him trying to bring a loaded handgun past...
December 21, 2017 | Local Press Release
DES MOINES, IA – A West Des Moines, Iowa, man was cited at Des Moines International Airport on Wednesday (Dec. 20) after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer detected a loaded handgun in the man’s carry-on bag. The man was an...
December 20, 2017 | Local Press Release
BOSTON – Officials with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) joined the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today to debut new automated screening lanes at Logan International Airport (BOS). This state-of-the-art checkpoint...
December 20, 2017 | Local Press Release
RICHMOND, Va.  – A Hanover County, Virginia, man was arrested at Richmond International Airport yesterday (Dec. 19) after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer found a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the traveler’s carry-on bag. It...
December 20, 2017 | Local Press Release
Pellston, Mich. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) implemented new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items this week at several airports in Upper Michigan—including Pellston Regional Airport (PLN), Alpena Regional Airport (...
December 19, 2017 | Local Press Release
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A Transportation Security Administration officer at Syracuse-Hancock International Airport (SYR) prevented a Cortland County, New York, woman from bringing a loaded handgun onto an airplane Dec. 17.The woman, a resident of Homer,...
December 19, 2017 | Local Press Release
PHOENIX, Ariz. – More than 34 million passengers and crew will be screened by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) nationwide now and through Jan. 2, one of the busiest times of the year to fly. Nationally, the busiest days are expected...
December 19, 2017 | Local Press Release
RICHMOND – A Chesterfield County, Virginia, man was arrested at Richmond International Airport on Friday, Dec. 15, after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer found a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the traveler’s carry-on bag. It...
December 19, 2017 | Local Press Release
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December 19, 2017 | Local Press Release
Decatur, Ill. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) implemented new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items this week at Decatur Airport (DEC) and Willard Airport (CMI). The new procedures, which were...
December 19, 2017 | Local Press Release
DECATUR, Ill. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) implemented new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items this week at Decatur Airport (DEC) and Willard Airport (CMI). The new procedures, which were...
December 15, 2017 | Local Press Release
HARRISBURG, Pa.--More than 40 million passengers and crew will be screened by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers during the winter holiday period, one of the busiest times of the year to fly. TSA is expecting anywhere from 100,000...
December 15, 2017 | Local Press Release
SCRANTON, Pa.--More than 40 million passengers and crew will be screened by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers during the winter holiday period, one of the busiest times of the year to fly. TSA is expecting anywhere from 100,000...
December 15, 2017 | Local Press Release
PITTSBURGH--More than 40 million passengers and crew will be screened by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers during the winter holiday period, one of the busiest times of the year to fly. TSA is expecting anywhere from 100,000 to...

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