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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
Rogue Valley Int'l-Medford Airport, Medford The federal government has put the airport in Medford, Ore., on probation after surveillance videos caught two security employees napping on the job. Both employees were fired. The airport notified TSA officials immediately about the problem. [June 2004]
Source: The Associated Press
Portland Int'l Airport, Portland A man TSA workers had asked to step aside for additional screening left the checkpoint. More than 500 passengers were evacuated, and two concourses were closed for an hour. Passengers who already had boarded three planes were ordered off. [10/31/2002]
Source: Airport Security Report
Nine airports, various cities A businessman discovered a knife he had received as a gift had been in his bag since mid-August. He had traveled through nine different airports in that time and had twice been subjected to more extensive searches, without the knife being noticed by the TSA. The man had flown through Salt Lake City; Seattle; Burbank, Calif.; Portland; Los Angeles; Atlanta; Montreal; Paris; and Dusseldorf, Germany. [August-September 2003]
Source: NBC Nightly News

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