TSA worker suspended for failing to screen 2 bags
NEWARK, N.J. - December 27, 2011 (WPVI) -- The federal Transportation Security Administration has suspended an employee at Newark Liberty Airport for a security breach.
Officials say that last Thursday, a security worker failed to screen two bags before sending them to a staging area to be put on two international flights.
TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein tells The Star-Ledger says the problem was discovered before the planes took off as scheduled.
She says a suspension for a breach is rare. But she would not say how the breach was detected or identify the flights involved.
transportation security administration, national/world
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