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November 23, 2022, 5:24 PM

Cat's out of the bag when TSA finds stowaway feline at JFK

Don’t accuse the TSA of catnapping on the job
November 23, 2022, 5:24 PM
TSA finds stowaway cat inside luggage at JFK
1 month ago

TSA: Handgun found inside raw chicken in luggage at airport

Security officers at a South Florida airport have reported finding a handgun hidden inside a raw chicken packed in a traveler’s luggage
1 month ago
3 months ago

TSA rolls out new program at LAX to better detect drones around airports

The program is the second of its kind in the U.S.
3 months ago
TSA rolls out new program at LAX to better detect drones around airports
7 months ago

Man cited after TSA finds 23 weapons packed inside carry-on bag

Knives, disposable scalpels and brass knuckles were removed from the luggage.
7 months ago
Man cited after TSA finds 23 weapons packed inside carry-on bag
7 months ago

Man cited after TSA agents find 23 weapons packed inside carry-on bag

Knives, disposable scalpels, martial arts throwing knives and a pair of brass knuckles were discovered as the bag entered the checkpoint's X-ray machine on Wednesday.
7 months ago
23 weapons found packed inside carry-on bag at airport
8 months ago

TSA screens millions of holiday travelers

Many airlines have struggled to stay on schedule.
8 months ago
TSA screens millions of holiday travelers
8 months ago

Americans on FBI watchlist face detention, extra screenings when flying

The ACLU estimates 1.6 million people are currently on the federal watchlist.
8 months ago
Americans on FBI watchlist face detention, extra screenings when flying
1 year ago

TSA agent saves baby boy

She’s now talking about her heroic actions. ABC News’ Rhiannon Ally reports.
1 year ago
TSA agent saves baby boy
1 year ago

Heroic TSA officer saves baby from choking

Officer Cecilia Morales jumped over an airport security conveyor belt to save the life of a 2-month-old who had stopped breathing.
1 year ago
Heroic TSA officer saves baby from choking
1 year ago

TSA officer jumps into action to save infant

A fast-acting TSA officer jumped into action when an infant stopped breathing at Newark International Airport, performing the Heimlich maneuver and saving the baby's life.
1 year ago
TSA officer jumps into action to save infant
1 year ago

TSA braces for busy Thanksgiving travel

Victor Oquendo reports on what air travelers can expect before they hit the skies for the holiday.
1 year ago
TSA braces for busy Thanksgiving travel
1 year ago

TSA set to mandate railroads and rail systems report cyber incidents to government

The Transportation Security Administration is set to mandate railroads and rail systems to report cyber incidents to the federal government.
1 year ago
TSA set to mandate railroads and rail systems report cyber incidents to government
1 year ago

TSA warns of staffing shortages at more than 100 airports, looks for volunteers

They are currently offering $1,000 as an officer recruitment incentive.
1 year ago
TSA warns of staffing shortages at more than 100 airports
2 years ago

TSA screening 7 times more passengers than this time in 2020: DHS

The TSA screened seven times more passengers this past weekend than this time in 2020, the DHS says.
2 years ago
TSA screening 7 times more passengers than this time in 2020: DHS
2 years ago

TSA officers discover 'artfully concealed' assault rifle inside suitcase at airport

A New Jersey woman was arrested after officials found an assault rifle “artfully concealed” inside her suitcase at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday.
2 years ago
TSA officers discover 'artfully concealed' assault rifle inside suitcase at airport
3 years ago

TSA bans employees from using TikTok to create content for the agency

The Transportation Security Administration has banned its employees from using TikTok after facing pressure from lawmakers over the social media platform's ties to China.
3 years ago
TSA bans employees from using TikTok to create content for the agency
3 years ago

TSA detained record number of firearms at US airports in 2019

TSA reminded travelers that individuals who are caught with firearms at airport security checkpoints are subject to federal civil penalties of up to $13,000.
3 years ago
TSA detained record number of firearms at US airports in 2019
3 years ago

TSA detained record number of firearms at US airports in 2019

Transportation Security Administration says more guns were found on passengers or in carry-on bags at airport security checkpoints in 2019 than recorded in agency history
3 years ago
TSA detained record number of firearms at US airports in 2019
3 years ago

TSA officers find missile launcher at Baltimore airport

An Air Force sergeant brought it home as a souvenir; authorities said the launcher was not dangerous.
3 years ago
TSA officers find missile launcher at Baltimore airport
3 years ago

2 TSA officers placed on administrative leave due to 'offensive display'

Two TSA officers have been placed on administrative leave after an "offensive display" was discovered in a baggage screening area at Miami International Airport (MIA).
3 years ago
2 TSA officers placed on administrative leave due to 'offensive display'
3 years ago

TSA officers uncover missile launcher in checked bag at airport

The passenger reportedly told authorities that he was in the military and flying home from Kuwait; the device was confiscated.
3 years ago
TSA officers uncover missile launcher in checked bag at airport
3 years ago

TSA finds missile launcher in Texas man's checked bag

TSA officers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport discovered a missile launcher in a man's checked bag Monday morning.
3 years ago
TSA finds missile launcher in Texas man's checked bag
3 years ago

TSA finds missile launcher in checked bag

TSA officers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport found a missile launcher in a man's checked bag Monday morning.
3 years ago
TSA finds missile launcher in checked bag
3 years ago

Man ambushes TSA agents at Phoenix airport

Surveillance footage captures the moment a man suddenly ambushes TSA agents at Phoenix airport, sending one to the hospital and four others to an urgent care facility.
3 years ago
Man ambushes TSA agents at Phoenix airport
4 years ago

$1 million in loose change left in TSA bins

As rushed passengers go through TSA checks at airport, they often leave behind their loose change.
4 years ago
$1 million in loose change left in TSA bins
4 years ago

TSA collected more than $960,000 in loose change left in checkpoint bins

The unclaimed money at airports goes into a special fund for security programs, including maintenance.
4 years ago
TSA collected more than $960,000 in loose change left in checkpoint bins
4 years ago

TSA confiscates rocket-propelled grenade launcher at Pennsylvania airport

The TSA confiscated a rocket propelled grenade launcher at a Pennsylvania airport.
4 years ago
TSA confiscates rocket-propelled grenade launcher at airport
4 years ago

TSA finds record number of firearms at airport checkpoints

Amid a record year for air travel in the United States, officers found an all-time high number of firearms at checkpoints
4 years ago
TSA finds record number of firearms at airport checkpoints
4 years ago

TSA wait times spike as absence rate soars

Security checkpoints at some airport terminals have closed down amid the government shutdown as more than twice as many TSA workers are calling in sick than normal, officials said.
4 years ago
TSA wait times spike as absence rate soars
4 years ago

More than twice the normal number of sick calls: TSA

An air traffic controller who is working with no pay said he told his three daughters that there'd be no dance class, soccer or gymnastics for now.
4 years ago
More than twice the normal number of sick calls: TSA
4 years ago

TSA internal email reveals impact on security operations at smaller US airports

For the first time, TSA revealed an impact on security operations at some airports. But officials insist standards and effectiveness will not change.
4 years ago
TSA internal email reveals impact on security operations at smaller US airports
4 years ago

TSA thinks floppy-eared working dogs at the airport have a more welcoming face

The goal is to have a more calming effect on passengers, particularly children.
4 years ago
TSA thinks floppy-eared working dogs at the airport have a more welcoming face
4 years ago

Tan France of 'Queer Eye' accuses TSA of racial profiling

The fashion designer said being "brown" does not make him a "security risk."
4 years ago
Tan France of 'Queer Eye' accuses TSA of racial profiling
4 years ago

TSA whistleblower says he was mocked as 'Boy Scout,' pushed out after flagging sexual harassment concerns

A sexual harassment case involving the TSA will land in court at the end of this month. The male plaintiff says he blew the whistle on misconduct
4 years ago
TSA whistleblower says he was mocked, pushed out after flagging sexual harassment
4 years ago

Video shows bag smoking as it passes through airport security checkpoint

A TSA officer grabbed the bag and rushed it out of the terminal; the smoke was blamed on a burning lithium battery.
4 years ago
Video shows bag smoking as it passes through airport security checkpoint
4 years ago

Passengers are secretly being watched on the plane by TSA program

TSA saying they follow individuals who may have suspicious or erratic travel patterns.
4 years ago
Passengers are secretly being watched on the plane by TSA program
4 years ago

TSA agents find python hidden in hard drive

Airport security agents at Miami International Airport stopped a woman from boarding a plane with a python wrapped in a nylon stocking concealed in a computer hard drive Sunday.
4 years ago
TSA agents find python hidden in hard drive
4 years ago

TSA advises travelers to check that powder in their carry-on

Travelers who try to carry more than 12 ounces of powder on their flight will face additional screening at Transportation Security Administration airport checkpoints.
4 years ago
TSA advises travelers to check that powder in their carry-on
4 years ago

TSA under fire after patdown of elderly woman caught on tape

Airport security searched an elderly woman in a wheelchair in Indianapolis.
4 years ago
TSA under fire after patdown of elderly woman caught on tape
5 years ago

Video captures boy doing Flossing dance with TSA agent

The dance move is now a global phenomenon from Sweden to New Orleans.
5 years ago
Video captures boy doing Flossing dance with TSA agent
5 years ago

TSA CT scanners not 'ready yet,' TSA administrator says

"I don't want to deploy a whole bunch of systems out there and find out that they don't work, TSA Administrator David Pekoske told ABC News.
5 years ago
TSA CT scanners not 'ready yet,' TSA administrator says
5 years ago

TSA chief says new 3-D scanner machines for carry-on bags are 'not ready yet'

The TSA scanner machines which will provide a 3-D image of bag contents but still need more testing.
5 years ago
TSA chief says new 3-D scanner machines for bags are 'not ready yet'
5 years ago

TSA testing new bomb detection technology

ABC News' Aaron Katersky explains the systems that could become widely used to thwart would-be suicide bombers.
5 years ago
TSA testing new bomb detection technology
5 years ago

TSA found nearly 4,000 firearms in carry-on bags in 2017, a 17 percent jump from 2016

That's an average of 10.8 firearms per day and 84 percent of them were loaded.
5 years ago
TSA found nearly 4,000 firearms in carry-on bags in 2017
5 years ago

TSA order is aimed at stopping terrorists from detonating bombs in plane cargo holds

Airports in five countries including Egypt and Saudi Arabia will now get extra scrutiny.
5 years ago
TSA order is aimed at stopping terrorists from detonating bombs in plane cargo holds
5 years ago

TSA agent details moments after lithium battery explosion

The TSA agent who grabbed that bag said he moved to between two pillars to minimize any impact if the camera bag exploded.
5 years ago
TSA agent details moments after lithium battery explosion
5 years ago

Troubling results from undercover operation at US airports

TSA inspectors and screeners are failing to detect weapons and explosives.
5 years ago
Troubling results from undercover operation at US airports
5 years ago

TSA fails most tests in latest undercover operation at US airports

Source said the results were an improvement over the same test two years ago.
5 years ago
TSA fails most tests in latest undercover operation at US airports
5 years ago

New undercover tests expose TSA screening failures

The tests showed that screening checkpoints failed to identify potential threats more than half the time.
5 years ago
New undercover tests expose TSA screening failures
5 years ago

New TSA screening for electronics will apply to all US airports

Electronics larger than phones will be screened separately, the TSA said.
5 years ago
New TSA screening for electronics will apply to all US airports