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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
Yeager Airport, Charleston A woman unknowingly took a loaded 9-mm handgun through screening. A screener suspected something in the bag and ordered a hand search. Another screener did not find the gun during the search, and the woman was allowed to proceed. She found the gun in her bag while waiting at the boarding gate. She notified a gate agent, who called airport police. About 60 passengers were rescreened. The woman said she had placed the weapon in her bag in a closet at home after a burglary. [4/13/2004]
Source: Airport Security Report

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