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Figures show thousands of security breaches at U.S. airports
Citing information it received from the TSA, a House committee said that the nation’s airports “have suffered more than 25,000 security breaches since November 2001.”
The breaches — amounting to about seven a day, or about five per year at every airport — include everything from people who accidentally leave a bag on a checkpoint conveyor belt to those who purposefully evade security and get onto airplanes without proper screening.
A TSA spokesman did not contest the figure, but questioned its significance, saying all breaches are investigated and resolved. The agency said it did not have a breakdown of breaches by severity.