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The Christmas Day Flight Isn’t the Only Thing to Raise Red Flags: Things Happen Daily at U.S. Airports

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — The attempted bombing  aboard a Detroit bound plane on Christmas Day wasn’t the only incident that has raised red flags of late at U.S. airports.

In fact, everyday the Transportation Security Administration deals with people trying to get guns past checkpoints or board planes with fraudulent travel documents.

In the week of week of Dec. 14 to 21 alone, TSA said it discovered 37 firearms and 3 “artfully concealed weapons” at checkpoints; and 21 passengers were arrested following ” investigations of suspicious behavior or fraudulent travel documents”.

Last year, there were 902 guns found at checkpoints at U.S. Airports, according to the TSA.

Aberrant Behavior at Airports Takes No Holiday: 21 Guns Seized in One Week

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com
WASHINGTON — As we approach Christmas, it’s clear aberrant behavior at our friendly airports isn’t taking a holiday.
The latest figures from the Transportation and Safety Administration show that 21 firearms were found at checkpoints between Dec. 1 and Dec. 7 and 17 passengers were arrested due to suspicious behavior or fraudulent travel documents.
What’s more, two “artfully concealed prohibited items” were found at checkpoints and there were 15 incidents involving a checkpoint closure, a terminal evacuation or sterile area breach.