Latest Airport security News

Gun found in passenger's carry-on bag at Boston airport

Mar. 25, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An Alabama man caught with a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag at Boston's Logan International Airport told Transportation Security Administration officers he didn't know he had the weapon in his luggage and said a co-worker may have put it there, the TSA said in a statement Wednesday. The...

Travelers walk past canceled flights on a schedule board, some due to the coronavirus, at the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Japan urges against nonessential travel to US

Mar. 22, 2020 2:51 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 307,200 people and killed more than 13,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 92,300...

A woman wearing a mask walks goes through security at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

US airport security officers fear exposure as cases rise

Mar. 16, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least six Transportation Security Administration officers have tested positive for the new coronavirus and dozens were in self-quarantine Monday as the disease takes an increasing toll on an agency critical to the safety of U.S. aviation. TSA said it was providing safety training to...

Loaded handgun taken from Nebraska woman at Iowa airport

Mar. 11, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A loaded handgun was spotted at a Sioux City airport security checkpoint Wednesday and confiscated from the Nebraska woman who was carrying it, officials said. The 9 mm semi-automatic had one of its eight bullets in the chamber, said the federal Transportation Security...

TSA: Woman arrested with loaded gun at NY's Stewart Airport

Feb. 24, 2020 9:30 AM EST

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A woman tried to board a plane in New York with a loaded handgun in her carry-on luggage, the Transportation Security Administration said. TSA officers spotted the .380-caliber gun as the woman went through security at Stewart International Airport in Newburgh on Friday, the agency...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2018 file photo, a Ryanair plane parks at the airport in Weeze, Germany. Europe's busiest airline, Ryanair, said Monday Feb. 3, 2020, that the grounding of the new Boeing Max jets will delay its growth targets. The budget carrier, which is based in Ireland and carries more passengers than any other airline in Europe, plans to extend by a year or two its target of flying 200 million people per year. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Ryanair CEO criticized for singling out Muslim men as threat

Feb. 22, 2020 6:46 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary is facing criticism for suggesting Muslim men should be singled out for extra scrutiny at airports. The boss of the Irish budget carrier told Saturday’s Times of London that families with young children should not be subjected to airport...

Loaded gun found at TF Green Airport checkpoint

Feb. 21, 2020 12:23 PM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Florida woman was arrested at Rhode Island's main airport after Transportation Security Administration officers found a small loaded handgun in her handbag, the agency said. TSA officers at T.F. Green Airport found the 5-inch Derringer in the checkpoint X-ray machine on Thursday and...

Surrounded by supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and members of the media, opposition leader Juan Guaido boards a vehicle after arriving at the Simon Bolivar International Airport in La Guaira, Venezuela, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Guaido returned home from a tour of nations that back his effort to oust socialist leader Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Venezuelan opposition leader Guaidó returns home after tour

Feb. 11, 2020 6:24 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó returned home Tuesday, arriving on a commercial flight to the nation's main airport near Caracas without any major incidents after a risky international tour that included a White House meeting with President Donald Trump. Inside the...

Lawsuit: TSA agent purposely groped woman at NC airport

Feb. 10, 2020 11:28 AM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A woman says in a lawsuit that a security screener at a North Carolina airport intentionally groped her. The lawsuit was filed Feb. 4 in federal court against the U.S. government as well as the female Transportation Security Administration agent. The lawsuit says the passenger was...

Security guard Damoi Shilon, left, watches over the Greyhound bus terminal on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Oakland, Calif.  A shooting on a Greyhound bus in California this week illustrates a stark reality about security on other modes of mass transportation in the U.S., those determined to carry out an attack on a bus, train and subway would likely face few if any security checks from any time before or after they take their seats. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

California shooting shows security vulnerabilities on buses

Feb. 6, 2020 6:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Would-be plotters bent on staging an attack aboard a passenger plane know they've first got to pass through a gauntlet of security measures at an airport, from body scans and spot interrogations to pat-downs and even close scrutiny of their shoes. But a shooting that killed a person and...