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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
Indianapolis Int'l Airport A knife was found on a Southwest Airlines flight. Officials evacuated the concourse and closed it for about 90 minutes. Several flights that were boarded and ready for takeoff rescreened passengers. The owner of the knife could not be identified. [5/31/2004]
Source: Airport Security Report
Indianapolis Int'l Airport A TSA security screener saw a pair of scissors in a bag that was being X-rayed. Screeners wanted to inspect the bag by hand but mistakenly retrieved a different bag, allowing the bag with the scissors to be picked up by a passenger. Officials evacuated one concourse for about an hour. About 150 passengers and their bags were reinspected before they were allowed to re-enter the concourse. Three outbound flights and one inbound flight were delayed. TSA staff hand searched the carry-on luggage of all passengers on a direct flight to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The scissors were never found. [11/19/2002]
Source: Airport Security Report

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