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Saturday, February 19, 2011

TSA Source: Armed Agent Slips Past DFW Body Scanner

From NBC Dallas-Fort Worth:
An undercover TSA agent was able to get through security at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with a handgun during testing of the enhanced-imaging body scanners, according to a high-ranking, inside source at the Transportation Security Administration.

The source said the undercover agent carried a pistol in her undergarments when she put the body scanners to the test. The officer successfully made it through the airport's body scanners every time she tried, the source said.

'In this case, where they had a test, and it was just a dismal failure as I'm told,' said Larry Wansley, former head of security at American Airlines. 'As I've heard (it), you got a problem, especially with a fire arm.'

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