Body frisking searches for US-bound passengers


“As a result of this incident, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has worked with airline and law enforcement authorities, as well as federal, state, local, and international partners to put additional security measures in place to ensure aviation security remains strong,” an official statement said on Sunday.

The TSA said it has issued a directive for additional security measures to be implemented at the last point of departure of international flights to the United States.
“Passengers flying into the US from abroad can expect to see additional security measures at international airports such as increased gate screening including pat-downs and bag searches,” it said.

Pat-downs include physical checking of the entire body of both men and women.
“During flight, passengers will be asked to follow flight crew instructions, such as stowing personal items, turning off electronic equipment and remaining seated during certain portions of the flight,” the TSA said.
At this time, security checkpoint requirements for passengers departing US airports remain the same.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama has ordered a review of air security measures after the botched terror attack and demanded to know how a Nigerian youth with explosives managed get into an American jet.

Another ‘scare’ on Northwest Airlines
Washington, agencies: Two days after an Amsterdam-Detroit flight was targeted in what prosecutors called a failed attempt to blow up a jetliner, a security alert was sounded on the same Northwest Airlines flight. The alert ended after investigators determined the new incident on Sunday on Northwest Flight 253 — same as the one on which a Nigerian man is accused of attempting to set off an explosive device on Friday — was “non-serious,” federal authorities said.

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