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Nobody Hurt When Texas Officer Accidentally Discharges Patrol Rifle at Airport

An officer with the Houston Police Department accidentally discharged his department-issued AR-15 at Hobby Airport in Houston. Three airport employees and two civilians were reportedly nearby but nobody was hurt.

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Customs Agents Use New Facial Recognition Technology to Nab Impostor at Airport

It was just the third day of operation for a new facial comparison biometric system now being used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Washington Dulles International Airport when a man presenting a French passport was discovered to in fact be from Republic of Congo.

Houston Police Patrolling Area Airports with Rifles

"We just want to be able to match, hopefully, whoever is coming in with the threat of violence," said Capt. Glenn Yorek with Houston Police Department's airport division at Bush Intercontinental.

CA Officer Detained in Taiwan After TSA Misses Gun in her Bag at LAX

Federal officials have admitted that procedures were violated at Los Angeles International Airport when an off-duty police officer boarded a flight to Taiwan with a handgun in her carry-on bag.

Police Units On Alert At Airports Nationwide After Florida Shooting

Airports across the country stepped up security measures Friday in the wake of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport shooting that left 5 dead and 8 injured.

Airports Difficult to Secure Against Armed Attacks

The active shooting that killed five at Fort Lauderdale’s airport serves as a stark reminder of the challenges of providing security outside checkpoints at sprawling airports.

Fly the Deadly Skies

When intel fails, and screening fails, and technology fails, the air marshals are the final layer of protection for air traveling Americans.

Airport Police Association Urges Greater Oversight of Drones

Recent warnings by an anti-terror expert regarding the use of drones as weapons to bring down aircraft and the worldwide increase in terrorist activity, particularly as it relates to aircraft and airports, reinforce calls by the American Alliance of Airport Police Officers (AAAPO) for stricter oversight of drones and heightened security at our nation's airports.

L-3 to Provide More Than 100 ProVision Security Scanners to German Airports

L-3 Security & Detection Systems (L-3 SDS) announced that it has received orders from the Procurement Agency of the German Ministry of the Interior (MOI) for a combination of more than 100 ProVision ATD and ProVision 2 security scanners for primary screening at airports across Germany.

Homeland Security Alerts Airlines to Possible Shoe-Bomb Threat

The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday told airlines about a potential new shoe-bomb threat and urged them to pay extra attention to flights from overseas into the United States.