Undercover agent clears airport security with fake bomb
Device passes two TSA screenings at Newark International Airport
- Duration 6:01
- Date Mar 8, 2013
Device passes two TSA screenings at Newark International Airport
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Seen here as well because there is shocked today after an undercover inspector.
Managed to sneak a fake bomb in his pants through two security screenings at Newark International Airport managers it.
The TSA says this quote.
We regularly conduct Covert testing of our security layers regardless of the -- outcome.
TSA officers are provided with immediate on the spot feedback so that they can gain a maximum training value.
That the drills offer patty field.
About this is safety -- our nation's airports given that this is by far not the first time that this is happen.
Juan Williams is a Fox News political analysts -- the mark Kay is with the Washington free beacon -- down then get out of both here this morning with the you know I remember story about Tim did two years ago all -- the near post where this story surfaced this morning as well pictures of knives guns all kinds of stuff that they did -- a drill.
All of it got through right so this is what's happening while the rest of us are taking off our side are issues I'm doing our laptops going -- things you know you know standing there like.
You know with your arms over your head in the machine is while they continue to find people sleeping on the job rifling through suitcases.
You know I can go on and on obviously one.
I love that about all yeah.
Well I you know it's frustrating -- Newark has lived a very bad record in terms of security that -- -- a lot of people out of Newark and they've had some terrible incidents there.
But you know this is just an excuse well I don't know how this this can happen he apparently Martha went through as you said to magnetometer is.
And then a pat down yeah they still didn't find it now it could be that it's small and off.
But I don't know I feel like every time I go through they take my dental work you know so.
I don't get it I will say this I will say this in their defense.
We've never had an incident since -- allowed.
What do you have a guy used to have a -- want we've also never caught anyone we've never first after the terrorists in this program ever.
Okay why we do you know gladly -- people who are basically posing as terrorists to get there -- -- -- -- -- I mean I think it.
You know it's sort of a chilling reminder of that.
We can't always be relying solely on airport security to be keeping us safe so I think.
-- brings focus back to the other areas in which we're trying to protect Americans things like intelligence gathering capabilities.
But I would warn against any attempts chew.
You know with the administration tries to sort of played this off as a result of the sequestration cuts that would mean we -- and -- effect recently.
Take note that this happened on February 25.
So actually before sequestration went into effect so that's something I think you need to keep your idea.
And it was also a TSA run you know organized Doral.
That -- but but I I just what really -- it -- these machines cost.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece you know that that expense of the layers and layers of TSA.
That we have in this country.
Is is -- is some assays are Burnett.
And then you look at the list of things that have happened right -- -- jet ski -- up his jet ski in your car manages to swim into an area that's supposed to be top security.
We know that we've had these instances where people get through and these tests with things we CI you know Kim Kardashian -- to fly through security without being checked -- -- Kim Kardashian.
So I guess -- that thing that really bothers me is that.
Are we being effective in terms of how we are using the dollars that are spent in TSA.
Because we have proven in this case and others that that it is absolutely possible to get through with something that could give people -- lot of harm.
Well well I think it's possible to get through I mean you know if you want it there.
Do analysis of this you say but on average you know what they they are able to screen most people you have -- It currently is my question one what are you finding their finding nail clippers their findings -- -- -- now -- now a lot of the place.
They're finding you know it then what do you know now.
Well I think I think that they buying things occasionally we don't have any indication they've ever done a terrorist which is what you said earlier -- which is exactly right my more optimistic version of that -- we haven't had a terrorist incidents -- but gosh you know when I'm going through and our frequent traveler.
You see people stop for all kinds of things in -- including you know sharp objects even guns.
I think that may think -- people somehow think they can take a -- -- thank god they are able to stop that.
But what you see is that people have a heightened sense of awareness now because of this and -- the TSA is on the defensive I think that's why this week.
They allowed the small knives the lacrosse -- the small baseball bats because they don't want to antagonize the public can make the public feel what -- to put upon.
What if they're not effective to get back the airport yet they're not actually getting a.
I was a bomb and that's a problem women know -- -- -- you you know people people of another -- -- -- -- perhaps it if they're registered -- they forgot to mention -- when they got on the -- but these things allotment.
You know they they're not a threat to people security is my point and I wonder you know -- a lot about the Israeli Mathisen you know serves you know questioning people see people nervous on line.
We're checking toddlers were checking all ladies were wasting a lot of people's time -- spending a ton of money and I think it's worth asking whether or not we're doing this effectively.
-- I think another interesting aspect to this will be to see whether the agents at Newark Airport -- disciplined because of this and I would note that.
Late last year for the first time in its history the TSA struck its first collective bargaining agreement under the new union that represents side TSA agents so.
You know I think there needs to be some accountability here I would hope that doesn't impede this and I would hope that whatever measures are taken.
-- don't discourage or that encourage a little more heightened security a little more awareness by TSA agents and.
I would I would hope that they think twice about the 59 guys -- spending on TSA uniforms.
And I would hope that I can -- shampoo in a bottle.
-- that be nice to be able to bring that on the plane with me they don't have to pack it in new you have to carry -- Gentlemen thank you so much good to see a lot like you're here my thank you as a group if you travel with this there on the problem there.