Los Angeles, CA—Yes, our tax dollars paid and will continue to pay for undeserved honors for a dead TSA screener. On November 1, 2013 suicidal gunman Paul Anthony Ciancia opened fire at Terminal 3 at LAX Airport killing TSA screener Gerardo Hernandez. Show More Summary
A man dressed in black walked into Los Angeles International Airport, pulled a semiautomatic rifle out of his bag and shot his way through a security checkpoint Friday, killing a TSA screener and wounding at least two other officers, as panicked passengers scurried for the exits. Authorities found a note in the gunman’s bag indicating [...]
Federal authorities investigating alleged threats made by a former TSA agent the evening before 9/11 that shut down airport terminals at the Los Angeles International Airport have discovered the airport screener acted alone, and found no evidence of a terror plot.
A former federal airport security agent who was suspended for telling a teen girl to "cover yourself" has been charged with making threats against Los Angeles International Airport. In June, blogger Mark Fraunfelder of Boing Boing wrote that an agent had "humiliated and shamed" his daughter over her attire as she passed through a checkpoint. Show More Summary
Federal authorities arrested an ex-TSA employee just before midnight last night, on suspicion that he'd made terrorist threats against Los Angeles International Airport. Nna Alpha Onuoha, 29, resigned his post as a screener yesterday, the LA Times reports. Federal authorities immediately took an interest, because he allegedly left behind a...
The FBI has nabbed a former TSA security screener who made threats that led to the evacuation of two terminals at LAX Tuesday. The terminals were evacuated following two phone calls from a man authorities believe to be 29-year old Nna Alpha Onuoha, the AP reports. No bombs were found. Show More Summary
A North Carolina man "adamantly" denies telling TSA officers he had a bomb.
Most travelers know that joking about bombs is a big "no-no" when passing through security checkpoints.
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The Transportation Security Administration reported this week that an elevating number of Americans are carrying loaded guns into airports. According to the TSA, screeners identified 894 guns on passengers or in their carry-ons, representing a 30 percent jump over last year. Show More Summary
"Regular Order" ought to be the way in which the House and Senate conduct their business, but not when highly irregular national security disasters and/or scandals occur, and especially not after an ambassador is...
This is unsettling. The TSA found something wonkier and more gruesome than your usual box cutter or vibrator or even loaded gun this week: they found an actual human skull. Yeah. At Fort Lauderdale Airport, TSA screeners discovered that the remains of a human skull and its teeth were hidden inside clay pots. The skull was mixed in with the dirt. More »
Airport security checkpoint © Inha Leex Hale There are times when you do something on the job that you might never, ever live down — like the time I nearly set the office on fire with the toaster oven, or when I accidentally wore mismatched shoes. So I have a tiny bit of sympathy for [...]
Six TSA workers were hospitalized and security checks were briefly halted at a JFK checkpoint.
A TSA agent who accidentally sprayed five fellow employees left JFK Airport with mud in its eye. According to the New York Post, the stinging substance that is meant to be shot in the eye, sent all six airport security screeners to the hospital. The Post reports, "The agent, Chris Yves Dabel, discovered the device [...]
A TSA screener at JFK pepper-sprayed five of his colleagues at Terminal 2 on Tuesday, according to the New York Post. The screener, Chris Yves Dabel, found a pepper-spray cannister on the floor and believed it was a laser-pointer, so (for some reason), he aimed it at five other screeners and pressed the trigger. The [...]
An airport security worker who discovered a container of pepper spray at JFK sprayed five of his colleagues with the chemical as he was 'playing around' with the canister.All six TSA screeners were taken to hospital, and security checks...Show More Summary
A former TSA screener at Newark Airport: A lot of what we do is make-believe. I've had to screen small children and explain to their parents I had no choice but to "check" them. I would only place my hands on their arms and bottom half of their legs, and the entire "pat-down" lasted 10 seconds. Show More Summary
A three-year-old girl woth spina bifida "was reduced to tears by TSA screeners on her way to a family vacation in Florida earlier this month." Video at Gothamist.