Fake bomb gets through Newark Airport security
At Newark Airport in the US, a federal agent with a fake bomb got through the screenings of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), showing a stunning lapse of security. The agent got through the scanners with a small fake bomb stuffed in his pants. According to reports he was cleared all the way into Terminal B which is home to American Delta and JetBlue airlines.
A New York congressman Rep. Peter King is calling for extensive review of security operations at Newark Liberty International Airport in the wake of a report that said an undercover inspector concealing a mock bomb recently slipped past security screenings.
The February 25 incident is the latest high-profile security lapse to occur at the airport in recent years.
“The fact that 11½ years after 9/11 you’re able to get explosives past security onto a plane is absolutely inexcusable; it’s disgraceful,” Rep. Peter King has said. “Over the years, there’s been a number of security breaches at Newark airport…such as people being at areas of the airport where they’re not allowed to be.”
One of the hijacked planes on 9/11 took off from Newark. King said he wants a full review of security at the airport.