TSA in Florida gets aggressive on arresting travelers with weapons

04/12/2011 | Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Authorities at South Florida's three largest airports arrested about 200 people last year for attempting to take weapons through airport security stations. They noted that none of the individuals were linked to a terrorist plot. "Our job is not just to be sure that we keep terrorists off planes, but also to be sure that we detect and deter," said Tim Lewis, TSA security director at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. "No one wants to be sitting on a plane next to a terrorist, or for that matter a violent gang member or other nefarious person with a gun or knife."

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