Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Fake bomb makes it past Tampa TSA


Tuesday, Florida airport security agents will be extra cautious, especially since a fake bomb made it through security during an undercover sting on Monday.

An agent from the Transportation Security Administration strapped a fake plastic explosive around his waist and walked through the security checkpoint at Tampa International Airport, Monday. Immediately afterwards, the team showed the screener the mistake he made.

The TSA said similar tests are improving its system and making airports safer.