TSA encounters brief metal detector problem at DFW




TOOLS
Email Get section feed
Print Recommend
Comments Yahoo! Buzz
GRAPEVINE, Texas — Some passengers on two American Airlines flights had to be rescreened after security officers with the Transportation Safety Administration discovered that a walkthrough metal detector at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport wasn't working for 18 minutes.

TSA spokesman Greg Soule said 19 passengers went through the detector during that time frame Sunday. They determined that the 19 were on flights to either Birmingham, Ala., or Las Vegas.

Soule said that passengers who had connecting flights were rescreened and those whose flights ended in those two cities were allowed to continue on their way.

He said there were no problems on either flight.

Passenger Russ Jensen of Knoxville, Tenn., said that those arriving on the flight to Las Vegas were placed on a bus and taken around to the front of the airport, where they could go to baggage claim.


Join AFGE Today

BECOME A MEMBER

LegCon 2019

Vote 2018

Fight Back the EOs

AFGE Events

Event Calendar is for Members Only. Please Log In to see our calendar of events.

LOG IN!

SUBSCRIBE Latest news & info