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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:
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Airport Breach description
Phoenix Sky Harbor Int'l Airport TSA screeners detected what they thought was a knife in a man's carry-on bag after it went through an X-ray machine. They scanned the bag a second time but didn't see the item. The man and the bag were allowed to enter the concourse. TSA officials realized this was not proper procedure (the bag should have been manually searched) and called for an evacuation of the airport's largest terminal. During rescreening, screeners discovered two other knives, but they could not determine if either of them was the knife originally identified. [10/17/2003]
Source: Airport Security Report

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