Press Releases

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TULSA - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today joined with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety to update Oklahomans on the status of REAL ID in their state. Starting Oct. 1, 2020, travelers in all U.S. states will need a REAL ID…
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ROANOKE, Va. – A California man was stopped by the Transportation Security Administration this morning with a .38 special handgun loaded with three bullets, at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport checkpoint. The TSA officer who was staffing the…
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NORFOLK, Va. – A Norfolk, Virginia, man was cited on state weapons charges by police at Norfolk International Airport this morning after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer found a .40 caliber handgun loaded with nine bullets,…
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ASPEN and EAGLE, CO– The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is holding a one-day, “TSA Express to Hire” event on Wednesday, Nov. 13 to recruit full- and part-time Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) to work at Aspen Pitkin County…
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Transportation Security Administration discovered a loaded firearm at a John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) checkpoint this morning.  At approximately 10 a.m., a loaded Kimber 9mm handgun was detected in a passenger’…
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PITTSBURGH – A Texas man was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) security checkpoint yesterday, October 31, with a .40 caliber handgun loaded with 14 bullets, including one in the…
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PORTLAND, ME – A second gun has been caught by Transportation Security Administration officers in two days at Portland International Jetway.  A Florida man was caught yesterday at the airport by a TSA officer who detected a 9 mm handgun loaded with…
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CHARLESTON, WV —  West Virginia residents who want to board an airplane will soon need a gold star on their driver’s license, indicating that it is REAL ID-compliant or they will need another form of approved identification to…
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LATROBE, Pa. –  An Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, man was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport (LBE) on Thursday, October 31, when they detected a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag. It marked…
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NEWARK, NJ —  Someone had a crappy day at one of the Transportation Security Administration checkpoints yesterday at Newark Liberty International Airport when he didn’t watch his “Pees and Qs” and instead of rolling through the security process,…
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PORTLAND, ME – An Androscoggin County, Maine, woman was caught with a 9 mm handgun loaded with six bullets at Portland International Jetport on Wednesday, October 30, after Transportation Security Administration officers at the airport stopped her…
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DAYTON, Ohio - The Transportation Security Administration discovered a loaded firearm at a Dayton International Airport (DAY) checkpoint this morning.  At approximately 5 a.m., a loaded Taurus .357 Magnum was detected in a passenger’s carry-on bag.…
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AVOCA, Pa. – A Florida man was stopped by a Transportation Security Administration officer when a .380 caliber handgun loaded with six bullets was spotted in his carry-on bag at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport on October 28.    When the…
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TAMPA - Transportation Security Administration officers working at Tampa Bay Area airports have detected abnormally high 15 firearms in passenger carry-on bags in October. Through Oct. 28, Tampa International Airport officers detected 12 guns,…
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STERLING, Va. –  This month marks the one-year countdown until all travelers will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or other acceptable form of ID if they want to fly domestically starting October 2020. Now is the perfect time for…
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NEWARK, N.J. – A Morris County, New Jersey, man was arrested this morning, October 28, after Transportation Security Administration officers at Newark Liberty International Airport caught him trying to bring a .22 caliber handgun loaded with four…
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ROANOKE, Va. – A Troutville, Virginia, man was stopped by the Transportation Security Administration with a .380 caliber handgun loaded with six bullets, at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport checkpoint on Tuesday, October 22. The TSA officer…
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BOSTON – Transportation Security Administration officers caught a West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, man with a 9 mm handgun loaded with 10 bullets at a Boston Logan International Airport checkpoint on Friday, October 18, marking the third gun caught so…
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LINTHICUM, Md. – Transportation Security Administration officers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) have now caught 26 guns at the airport’s checkpoints, tying the record set in 2017. With a little more than two…
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WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Five Transportation Security Administration (TSA) explosive detection canine teams who work out of Washington Dulles International Airport are featured in a new book that shares stories of dozens of canine heroes. The 267-page…
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DALLAS - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS) today reminded Texas residents that starting Oct. 1, 2020, travelers will need a REAL ID-compliant form of identification to board a flight…
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HOUSTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS) are reminding Texas residents that starting Oct. 1, 2020, travelers will need a REAL ID-compliant form of identification to board a flight…
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RICHMOND, Va. – A Hanover County, Virginia, man was cited on state weapons charges by police at Richmond International Airport on Monday, October 14, after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer found a .22 caliber handgun loaded…
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SALT LAKE CITY - Officers with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) have discovered seven firearms in the carry-on luggage of seven different travelers in the past seven days. The latest…
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PITTSBURGH – A Gilmer County, West Virginia, man was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) security checkpoint yesterday, October 8, with a .380 caliber handgun loaded with six…