Undercover TSA Agent Smuggled Fake Bomb Past Security Screeners At Newark Airport

Source: CBS New York

NEW YORK  — There is a demand for a top-to-bottom review of security operations at Newark Liberty International Airport after an undercover inspector with a bomb in his pants got through not one but two checkpoints and then was cleared to get on a plane.

The latest security lapse at Newark almost seems like a really bad joke, but it’s no joke. The agent even survived a pat-down, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported Friday.

The Transportation Security Administration would not disclose the make-up of the mock bomb, but if it was real, it could have blown a hole large enough to bring a plane down.

“Newark Airport is terrible. The fact that you could have potential explosives getting on a plane 11 years after 9/11 is absolutely inexcusable,” Rep. Peter King (R-Long Island) said.

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