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Report: Some security lapses at Newark Airport

Local News, News | Oct 08, 2012

Report: Some security lapses at Newark Airport

An internal report is raising questions about screening practices at Newark Airport.  The report obtained by The Star-Ledger says screeners are properly executing standard pat-downs of passengers only 16.7 percent of the time.  The report also shows that screeners identify and take appropriate action on prohibited items in only a quarter of all cases.  The report was compiled by undercover teams of Transportation Security Administration employees from other airports who observed the Newark Liberty screeners at work over several months.