The Reno-Tahoe, Nevada International Airport (RNO) has apologized to Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren after she was pursued by Republican protesters in the airport terminal and multiple videos resurfaced on social media of Warren being harassed.
The Secure Airport Public Spaces Act, introduced earlier this month in the U.S. Senate, would allow airports to use Federal Aviation Administration passenger facility charge funds collected on airport infrastructure projects to update security infrastructure.
The TSA rolled out measures to increase screening for small electronics like e-Readers and tablets at 10 U.S. airports as a pilot program in May 2017, and the agency announced plans to expand the rules nationwide.
Airport authorities might consider augmenting existing practices with a program to help prevent, detect and mitigate insider threats. Such a program recognizes the airport for what it is – a complex ecosystem of airlines, vendors, contractors and airport employees – and provides a way for this community to come together to protect the aviation transportation system. In a sense, the airport community becomes an insider threat working group.
Authorities said Thursday that they suspect at least 14 baggage handlers at Los Angeles International Airport of stealing thousands of dollars in electronics, jewelry and other high-priced items from bags and other property at the airport.
The Transportation Security Administration recommended that armed law enforcement officers be posted at airport security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours after a review of nearly 450 airports nationwide after last year’s fatal shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.
The Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin Wednesday warning airlines of possible attempts to attack passenger jets using explosives packed in shoes, Fox News reports. The threat is described as being unrelated to the Sochi Olympics.
Just minutes before a gunman opened fire in Los Angeles International Airport last fall, killing a TSA security screener and wounding three other people, the two armed security officers assigned to the area left for breaks without informing a dispatcher as required, The Associated Press reports.
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