Transcript for Officials Crack Down on Electronic Devices That Aren’t Charged
morning on "Gma." As Americans wrap up one of the busiest travel holidays of the year tsa is putting into place new airport security measures. Abroad. It involving international travelers headed into the U.S. And their electronic devices. Here's ABC's Jeff wlenyith the details. Reporter: New rules tonight for some passengers flying to the United States. Your electronic devices must be turned on at security or you may be kept off the plane. Cell phones, DVD players, laptop computers and more have to be working properly. Part of a new order from the transportation security administration that says powerless devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft. Increasely concerned about batteries in the devices. The tsa is asking certain airports to do extra screening hoping to detect a new kind of explosive that could be used to blow up an airplane. They are small items but takes very little explosives to penetrate the hull of an aircraft and cause catastrophic damage. Reporter: The directive is part of an you are jernt effort to help security amid fears that radicals may be trying to strike. That branch of Al Qaeda was responsible for the 2009 Christmas underwear bomb and officials believe some foreign fighters now in Syria carry passports offering easy access to the United States. Those flights coming into the U.S. That homeland security officials tell us they're watching closely. But for domestic flights like the people behind me to screened their rules don't change. Thank you so much from
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