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Transportation Security Administration

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Some U.S.-Bound Air Travelers Must Turn On Phones

Turn on your cell phone or you can forget flying. That’s the message from the TSA to international travelers. It’s part of a plan to tighten security for those coming into the US.

07/07/2014

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Man Stopped At BWI With Gun, Ammo

Transportation Security Administration officers stopped a man with a gun and dozens of rounds of ammunition.

03/04/2014

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Air Marshal From Md. Arrested For Taking Cell Phone Pictures Up Women’s Dresses

Shocking allegations. A U.S. air marshal living in Anne Arundel County is accused of taking inappropriate pictures underneath the skirts of women.

10/18/2013

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TSA Officers Find Stash Of Fake ID Cards In BWI Passenger Baggage

TSA officers at BWI opened a piece of checked baggage that alarmed for an unidentifiable object, which turned out to be a stack of fake ID cards.

09/30/2013

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TSA Renews Warning About Banned Items Amid Recent Surge At Area Airports

Toy guns, brass knuckles and Tasers are just a few items TSA says it has collected in the last two weeks at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

09/26/2013

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TSA Stops Passenger At BWI-Marshall For Razor Blades In Shoes

TSA officers found a pair of razor blades in the running shoes of a passenger traveling through BWI-Marshall Airport, but it appears the blades were manufactured into the shoes.

09/26/2013

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Va. Man Caught With Loaded Gun At Salisbury Airport

TSA caught a Virginia man with a loaded gun at checkpoint at the Salisbury-Ocean City-Wicomico Regional Airport on Tuesday.

09/25/2013

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Woman Caught Trying To Sneak Pink Stun Gun Past BWI Checkpoint

A woman was stopped by TSA officers at Baltimore Washington-Thurgood Marshall International Airport Monday morning after the officer who was staffing the checkpoint X-ray machine spotted a pink stun gun and small pocket knife in the woman’s carry-on baggage.

09/17/2013

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TSA Finds Woman’s Cane Concealing Sword At Dulles

Hiding a weapon inside a walking cane — it’s one of the oldest tricks in the James Bond playbook, and it’s apparently more common than you think.

03/21/2013

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Del. Glen Glass Addresses TSA Pat-Down Searches In 4 Bills

A lawmaker is hoping to force a change in the way passengers at BWI are screened by security.

03/01/2012

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Man Aboard BWI-Bound Flight Charged With Assaulting Passenger & Air Marshal

A man is charged with assaulting a federal air marshal on board a plane bound for BWI Thurgood Marshall airport.

11/29/2011

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New Security Software Introduced At BWI-Marshall Airport

Full body scanners at BWI have received an upgrade. The scan sees through clothes but only uses a generic outline.

08/12/2011