Latest Transportation Security Administration News

Man rushes Phoenix airport checkpoint; 2 officers injured

Jun. 18, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a man tried to rush through a checkpoint at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and two federal officers were injured as they subdued him. Transportation Security Administration officials say the two TSA officers and Phoenix police officers assigned to the airport...

Screeners find 6 smoke grenades in airline passenger's bag

Jun. 18, 2019 6:16 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Transportation Security Administration screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport discovered six smoke grenades in a passenger's carry-on bag as he attempted to board a flight to the Dominican Republic. The TSA says an officer pulled the bag off the X-ray conveyor belt after...

Austin airport to consider welcoming non-ticketed visitors

Jun. 13, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin-Bergstrom International Airport officials are considering opening the airport's terminals to non-ticketed visitors who want to access the facility's food, beverage and retail offerings. The Airport Advisory Commission on Tuesday mulled over the idea of welcoming non-ticketed...

TSA finds loaded gun at checkpoint at Boston's Logan Airport

Jun. 10, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says its officers found a loaded handgun in a North Carolina man's luggage at Boston's Logan International Airport over the weekend. The TSA in an emailed statement says the .380 caliber handgun loaded with eight bullets was spotted Sunday when the...

Woman sues TSA over strip search at Oklahoma airport

Jun. 8, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas woman has sued the Transportation Security Administration after she says they made her strip down in Oklahoma before a flight back to Nevada, KTNV reports. Rhonda Mengert says in her lawsuit she was traveling through Tulsa International Airport on Mother's Day when an implant...

Loaded handgun confiscated from carry-on bag of passenger

Jun. 4, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Federal officials say a loaded handgun has been confiscated from a passenger at the Burlington International Airport. The Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that TSA officers spotted the gun when the Tennessee man's carry-on bag went through the X-ray machine...

TSA allows flyers to travel with drug derived from marijuana

May. 28, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration has changed its cannabis policy to allow passengers to travel with some forms of CBD oil and a drug derived from marijuana that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. All forms of marijuana were previously prohibited in carry-on...

Congress joins debate over sending TSA employees to border

May. 21, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers clashed Tuesday over the Trump administration's move to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the U.S.-Mexico border, and one airport official warned it could lead to long checkpoint lines this summer. The TSA is asking federal air marshals,...

TSA: Florida man caught with gun at airport checkpoint

May. 17, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man had a loaded handgun at a security checkpoint at a Connecticut airport. The Transportation Security Administration says its officers spotted the gun when the man's fanny pack went through the X-ray machine at Bradley International Airport at about...

Some TSA employees are being sent to the US-Mexico border

May. 15, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

The Trump administration is starting to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the U.S.-Mexico border to help handle the flow of migrants. The TSA said Wednesday it's supporting a Homeland Security Department effort, and the shift will affect less than 1% of its 60,000 employees. The...