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Sunday, July 11, 2004 - Page updated at 12:00 a.m.
The Times collected 100 media reports of airport-security breaches since fall 2002, when TSA screeners took over. Screeners say that's a fraction of the incidents, and most are never disclosed.  View breaches by state:
Map of the United States: Click on a green state to read about breaches that occurred there Hawaii Washington Oregon California Nevada Arizona Colorado New Mexico Texas Arkansas Missouri Illinois Michigan Florida South Carolina North Carolina Virginia West Virginia Pennsylvania New York Massachusetts Connecticut Rhode Island New Jersey Maryland Indiana Kentucky Alabama Georgia New Hampshire Maine Utah Ohio
Airport Breach description
Birmingham Int'l Airport Four people were discovered on the airport tarmac. They fled on foot when officers questioned them about badges that identified them as airport-security workers. Officials sealed the terminal at 5:30 p.m. to search for the three men and one woman. Several dozen incoming flights were delayed. Around 300 people were evacuated and rescreened. The four people were not found. Officials reopened the airport around 7:30 p.m. The incident turned out to be a TSA security test. Airport authorities said they had no advanced knowledge of the test. U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., called for the Department of Homeland Security to investigate and report on the incident, which had financial impacts on airlines and passengers. [3/11/2003]
Source: Airport Security Report

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