Reaction: "Gap in Security at Sky Harbor" - Dennis Wagner - The Arizona Republic

Reaction: "Gap in Security at Sky Harbor" - Dennis Wagner - The Arizona Republic

TSA's top official at Phoenix airport is placed on leave

by: Dennis Wagner | publication date: July 24, 2007 | Publication: The Arizona Republic |

". . .Paul Armes was suspended after Channel 15 (KNXV, an ABC affiliate) aired videotape of Sky Harbor employees entering secured areas without having their bags screened by private guards, metal detectors or X-ray machines. Workers breezed through checkpoints with suitcases, backpacks, a cart of newspapers and even a bicycle. . ."

The Arizona Republic describes the changes Sky Harbor International Airport has put into effect after KNXV-TV's expose of their lack of security.

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