REVISED security procedures across the US are planned after tests found that airport screeners allowed mock explosives and weapons through checkpoints 95% of the time. A screener in one test failed to find a fake bomb taped to an agent's back despite patting the man down.
ABC News reported that the tests were carried out at 70 US airports. Only three airports were able to detect the banned weapons, a Homeland Security Department report said.
A department spokesman said security officers should be re-trained and scanning equipment re-tested.
‘We take these findings very seriously in our continued effort to test, measure, and enhance our capabilities and techniques as threats evolve.’
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