The TSA's federal security director in Dayton, Ohio, insists an unmanned checkpoint is not a sign of lax security at Dayton International Airport. The controversy started several weeks ago when an passenger arriving from Baltimore snapped a photo of the empty checkpoint, claiming that anyone could have entered the terminal without being checked. Though the photo caused a stir, the TSA notes it was taken after 10:30 p.m., when all outbound flights had already left. Airport police monitor the terminal during the overnight hours, the agency said, and other airports follow a similar policy.
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