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TSA Warns Of New Threat To Airline Safety

Airport screening may become even more strict as new threat emerges

Airport screening may become even more strict as new threat emerges over explosives planted inside a person.

The latest threat to airline security and safety is apparently from explosive implants being surgically implanted, the Transportation Security Administration warned on Wednesday.

The TSA  informed airlines that they believe that terrorists are currently experimenting with explosives which could be implanted in buttocks or breasts, or on larger people where such an implant would be covered by fatty tissue, thus allowing the terrorist to pass through security screening with the explosives undetected. Were this to happen, explosives would not automatically show up on the scanner, since the airport body scans do not show the blood or bones beneath the skin.

A statement from the TSA said, “As a precaution, passengers flying from international locations to U.S. destinations may notice additional security measures in place.” However, Jay Carney, a White House spokesman said that the warning came from intelligence, but “does not relate to an imminent or specific threat.” He noted that airport security could be more strict, as new ways are found to deal with this type of threat.

The need for security to be constantly improving to deal with these types of threats is obvious, but it will likely mean some other kinds of airport security measures, perhaps some kind of swab.

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