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June 06, 2018 | Local Press Release
ATLANTA - Transportation Security Administration officers working at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) security checkpoints discovered 30 firearms in May, the most ever at an airport in a single month. ATL held the previous...
June 04, 2018 | Local Press Release
NORFOLK, Va.—A man was caught by the Transportation Security Administration with a loaded gun at a Norfolk International Airport checkpoint early this morning, June 4.The .40 caliber handgun was loaded with 13 bullets, including one in the chamber...
June 04, 2018 | Local Press Release
Albuquerque, N.M. — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered an unloaded firearm this morning at the security screening checkpoint at Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ). This is the second firearm found at the airport in two...
June 01, 2018 | Local Press Release
DULLES, Va. – A Loudoun County, Virginia, man was cited by airport police at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer spotted a loaded gun in the man’s carry-on bag at one of the...
June 01, 2018 | Local Press Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – La Administración de Seguridad en el Transporte (TSA, por sus siglas en inglés) esta proporcionando actualizaciones y consejos sobre los procedimientos de seguridad en el Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marín en San Juan...
May 31, 2018 | Local Press Release
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered a loaded firearm this morning at the security screening checkpoint at Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ).  The firearm, a .380 caliber Ruger loaded with six rounds...
May 29, 2018 | Local Press Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers prevented a passenger from bringing a loaded handgun onboard a plane at a John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) checkpoint. The incident occurred this morning just...
May 29, 2018 | Local Press Release
RONKONKOMA, N.Y. – Residents of Long Island will be able to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s popular TSA Pre✓® application program inside the Long Island MacArthur Airport terminal during the week of June 11 to 15, where...
May 29, 2018 | Local Press Release
ATLANTA – Transportation Security Administration officers working at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) checkpoints screened 93,082 passengers and crew on Friday, May 25, breaking the previous single-day record of 92,421 set on...
May 25, 2018 | Local Press Release
BALTIMORE – You come to an airport checkpoint hoping to catch your flight on time and arrive at your destination safely. Seems simple enough, but sometimes something you weren’t expecting comes up at the checkpoint and it slows you down and perhaps...
May 24, 2018 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – Transportation Security Administration Administrator David P. Pekoske announced 31 members to serve on the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC), which provides recommendations for improving aviation security methods, equipment...
May 23, 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 seventh firearm found at DSM so far this...
May 22, 2018 | Local Press Release
RICHMOND – It seems all too common for Transportation Security Administration officers to be detecting guns at airports throughout Virginia.In total, 3,957 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags at checkpoints across the country last year,...
May 21, 2018 | Local Press Release
DULLES, Va. – A Loudoun County, Virginia, man was cited by airport police at Washington Dulles International Airport after a Transportation Security Administration officer spotted a loaded gun in the man’s carry-on bag at one of the airport...
May 21, 2018 | Local Press Release
OAKLAND, Calif. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that travelers will have the opportunity to go to Oakland International Airport (OAK) to enroll in the popular TSA Pre✓® expedited screening program starting today, Monday...
May 18, 2018 | Local Press Release
OAKLAND, Calif. – In what is expected to be the busiest summer travel season ever nationwide, officials with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) showcased some of the key assets they will...
May 17, 2018 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration today announced the expansion of its TSA Pre✓® expedited screening program to include British Airways. Today’s announcement brings the number of airlines participating in TSA Pre✓® to...
May 16, 2018 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is preparing for another record-breaking travel season this summer, as 243 million passengers and crew are projected to pass through security checkpoints nationwide between Memorial Day...
May 16, 2018 | Local Press Release
LINTHICUM, Md. – Transportation Security Administration officers at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) caught a semi-automatic handgun at one of the airport’s checkpoints this morning, marking the second gun caught at...
May 14, 2018 | Local Press Release
LINTHICUM, MD. – Transportation Security Administration officers at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) caught a handgun at one of the airport’s checkpoints today.   The traveler, a resident of York, Pa., was found to...
May 10, 2018 | Local Press Release
SALISBURY, Md. – Transportation Security Administration officers at Salisbury Regional Airport stopped a Wicomico County. Maryland, woman with a loaded handgun as she was escorting her child through the airport’s checkpoint.The Salisbury, Maryland,...
May 09, 2018 | Local Press Release
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Transportation Security Administration officers working at the Louisville International Airport (SDF) checkpoint screened 11,099 passengers Sunday, May 6.Travelers returning from the 2018 Kentucky Derby contributed to the highest...
May 08, 2018 | Local Press Release
RICHMOND, Va. – A Hopewell, Virginia, woman was arrested at Richmond International Airport on Monday, May 7, after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer found a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the traveler’s carry-on bag. The hot...
May 07, 2018 | Local Press Release
BENNER TOWNSHIP, Pa. – The number of passengers expected to fly this summer is expected to exceed last year’s record-breaking numbers with more than 2.5 million passengers per day expected to pass through Transportation Security Administration...
May 07, 2018 | Local Press Release
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers prevented a North Carolina man from bringing a loaded handgun on board a plane at a Charlotte Douglas International Airport checkpoint. The incident occurred this morning at...

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