Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Report: Passenger Allowed to Board Plane After Grenades Found in Luggage

If the police are upset that a guy was allowed to transport inert grenades used as paperweights, they should get their heads out of their butts and get over it. I do feel that the zero tolerance of fake weapons is getting way out of hand and I am glad to see that some screeners are using common sense.

Thank you TSA! About time you loosened back up a little! Just don't do it too much and please ALWAYS ensure the weapons are fake and/or inert.


FOXNews.com - Report: Passenger Allowed to Board Plane After Grenades Found in Luggage - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News: "It might seem uncommon for a passenger to be allowed on a plane after grenades are found in his luggage, but the Transportation Security Administration is standing by the procedure after reportedly doing just that on Tuesday.

Federal airport screeners found two grenades in the luggage of a man set to board a JetBlue flight at New York's Kennedy airport, according to MyFOXNY.com.

TSA specialists then determined that the explosives were inert and allowed the passenger to board the plane without ever informing police, the TV station's Web site reported.

The TSA maintained that it’s up to their own personnel to determine when to call police, and said the agency was reprimanded for notifying authorities in a similar incident last month, MyFOXNY.com reported.

The port authority police union told the station that this was a “blatant disregard for public safety.”"

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