Latest Airport security News

TSA stops woman with gun in carry-on at Logan checkpoint

Nov. 26, 2021 10:56 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A woman with a loaded handgun in her carry-on bag was stopped at a security checkpoint at Logan International Airport in Boston on the day before Thanksgiving, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The handgun had five rounds when it was...

Atlanta airport checkpoint chaos: Man grabs gun, it goes off

Nov. 21, 2021 00:13 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A passenger awaiting a search at the Atlanta airport's main security checkpoint reached in his bag and grabbed a firearm, and it went off, causing chaos among travelers and prompting a temporary FAA ground stop on flights Saturday afternoon, officials said. The man fled. ...

Travelers face security delays at Newark's Terminal A

Nov. 15, 2021 12:05 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Travelers will face security delays, especially during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, because of construction at Newark Liberty International Airport's Terminal A, officials said Monday. Transportation Security Administration officials said one...

Minot lawmaker barred from flight after run-in with TSA

Oct. 28, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota lawmaker was barred from boarding a flight at Minot International Airport this week after a run-in with a security agent during a pat down. Republican Rep. Jeff Hoverson says he and his wife were planning to travel Monday for their...

Judge acquits man who lived at Chicago airport for 3 months

Oct. 27, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who spent three months living in a secured terminal at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport instead of flying home to India as he had planned has been acquitted on a felony trespassing charge. Cook County Judge Adrienne Davis acquitted Aditya...

Firearm seizures spike at Atlanta airport

Oct. 24, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal officials are reporting a spike in firearm seizures at Atlanta's international airport — part of a record year for the number of guns detected at airport security checkpoints. The Transportation Security Administration says it seized 391...

WVa's Yeager Airport increasing security with $195,000 grant

Oct. 07, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Yeager Airport is increasing security at the facility, using a $195,000 grant from the state Emergency Management Division. Part of the work will add a gunshot detection system in the main terminal building and the General...

Record number of guns found at Memphis airport this year

Oct. 05, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Transportation Security Administration officers at Memphis International Airport in Tennessee discovered a record number of guns at security checkpoints this year, officials said. TSA security officers have found 48 firearms in carry-on baggage in...

Man found with gun in bag at Virginia airport checkpoint

Oct. 04, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been cited on weapons charges after airport security agents found a loaded gun in his carryon bag at a checkpoint. The Transportation Security Administration said in a news release Monday that the man had a loaded .45 caliber...

Official: Airport TSA snag for new Nevada DMV cards fixed

Sep. 15, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles says newly designed state driver’s licenses should no longer cause security snags at airports in most of the U.S. The state's DMV license redesign contractor assured officials Tuesday that Transportation...