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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
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport TSA screeners thought they saw a suspicious object, believed to be a pair of scissors, in a bag. The passenger apparently grabbed the bag and entered the concourse before security staff could seize the bag. The terminal was evacuated for an hour and 40 minutes. Some Northwest Airlines flights were delayed during the shutdown, and long lines of passengers waiting to be rescreened were reported. It is unclear if the passenger was found. [3/24/2003]
Source: Airport Security Report
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport A TSA agent reportedly believed someone who was not properly screened got through security. Spirit Airlines evacuated six gates in the terminal. Security agents re-screened 84 passengers. No problems were found. [11/25/2002]
Source: Airport Security Report
Gerald R. Ford Int'l Airport, Grand Rapids A TSA officer conducting an undercover test slipped through security onto the tarmac. He entered through a gate in need of repairs. [5/18/2004]
Source: WOOD TV8, Grand Rapids

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