Press Releases

August 17, 2020 | Local Press Release
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Lincoln County, West Virginia, woman was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at Huntington Tri-State Airport on Saturday, Aug. 15, when they detected a .22 caliber handgun in her carry-on bag. It was…
August 17, 2020 | Local Press Release
DES MOINES, Iowa –Transportation Security Administration officers caught a man with a 9 mm caliber handgun loaded with nine bullets, including one in the chamber, in his carry-on bag at Des Moines International Airport on Sunday, Aug. 16. TSA…
August 17, 2020 | Local Press Release
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has completed installation of new acrylic barriers at security checkpoints throughout Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in the agency’s ongoing efforts to prevent the…
August 17, 2020 | Local Press Release
DALLAS, Texas - Officers with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Dallas Love field Airport (DAL) detected three firearms in travelers’ carry-on luggage in one day, during X-ray screening of traveler belongings at the security…
August 13, 2020 | Local Press Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Transportation Security Administration officers prevented two Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, residents from each bringing a loaded handgun through the security checkpoint at Harrisburg International Airport on Wednesday, Aug. 12…
August 12, 2020 | Local Press Release
AUSTIN, Texas – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) suffered the loss of the first-ever passenger screening canine in the state of Texas.  Evan, a black Labrador retriever, who retired in…
August 12, 2020 | Local Press Release
EL PASO, Texas -   Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at El Paso International Airport detected three loaded 9 mm handguns in travelers’ carry-on bags during the first five days of August. On Monday, Aug 3, TSA officers detected a…
August 11, 2020 | Local Press Release
LINTHICUM, Md. —  Transportation Security Administration officers at Baltimore/Washington International-Thurgood Marshall Airport are now using new technology that confirms the validity of a traveler’s identification (ID) and confirms their flight…
August 10, 2020 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON—Transportation Security Administration officers detected firearms in carry-on bags at a rate three times higher this past July than the same month in 2019, though passenger volume is significantly lower.  TSA officers detected 15.3 guns…
August 10, 2020 | Local Press Release
WATERTOWN, N.Y. – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers caught a North Carolina man with a 9 mm handgun loaded with seven bullets in his carry-on bag at the Watertown International Airport security checkpoint on Sunday, Aug. 9.  …
August 10, 2020 | Local Press Release
NEW YORK –  Transportation Security Administration officers caught a Georgia resident with a 9 mm handgun loaded with five bullets in his carry-on bag at LaGuardia Airport on Saturday, Aug. 8. A TSA officer spotted the handgun on the checkpoint X-…
August 10, 2020 | Local Press Release
TAMPA —  In an age where touchless is preferred for a number of reasons, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Tampa International Airport (TPA) is using new credential authentication technology both to improve checkpoint screening…
August 10, 2020 | Local Press Release
PITTSBURGH, Pa. –  Transportation Security Administration officers caught a Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, man with a 9 mm handgun loaded with five bullets in his carry-on bag at Pittsburgh International Airport on Friday, Aug. 7. It was the…
August 6, 2020 | Local Press Release
BURBANK, Calif. - Officers with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Hollywood Burbank Airport detected a loaded firearm Wednesday morning around 6 a.m. during the routine X-ray screening of carry-on luggage at the security checkpoint…
August 6, 2020 | Local Press Release
CHICAGO - Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers detected two firearms with ammunition in separate incidents during a two-hour period at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) security checkpoints Wednesday.   At 7:25 a.m., TSA…
August 6, 2020 | Local Press Release
DETROIT - Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers discovered a firearm and ammunition in a passenger’s belongings at a security checkpoint in Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) Tuesday.  At 10:35 p.m., during the X-ray screening of the…
August 5, 2020 | Local Press Release
NORFOLK, Va.—Transportation Security Administration officers stopped an Alabama woman from bringing two handguns onto an airplane at Norfolk International Airport on Tuesday, Aug. 4.    A TSA officer detected the guns as the woman’s carry-on…
August 4, 2020 | Local Press Release
PITTSBURGH –  Transportation Security Administration officers at Pittsburgh International Airport stopped a Fayette County, Pennsylvania, man from bringing a loaded handgun loaded with six bullets on an airplane on Tuesday, Aug. 4. A TSA officer…
August 3, 2020 | Local Press Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Transportation Security Administration officers prevented a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, woman from bringing a .22 caliber handgun loaded with 10 bullets onto an airplane at Harrisburg International Airport on Saturday, Aug. 2.…
August 3, 2020 | Local Press Release
BOSTON – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers stopped a passenger traveling through Boston Logan International Airport from carrying a Ruger pistol onto an airplane Saturday morning.   The male passenger was traveling with two…
July 31, 2020 | Local Press Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Transportation Security Administration discovered a loaded firearm at a Nashville International Airport (BNA) checkpoint this morning.   At approximately 11 a.m., a loaded Walther Interarms 9mm handgun was detected in a…
July 30, 2020 | Local Press Release
WASHINGTON – Regulators and airport operators from across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East have joined forces to promote the introduction of open architecture in airport security systems. In a…
July 30, 2020 | Local Press Release
PHILADELPHIA – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers caught a Tennessee man with a .38 caliber handgun loaded with six bullets at one of the Philadelphia International Airport security checkpoints on Wednesday, July 29. It was the…
July 29, 2020 | Local Press Release
PITTSBURGH —  The Transportation Security Administration officers at Pittsburgh International Airport are using new technology that validates a traveler’s identification and confirms their flight information in near real time.  TSA has four new…