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Sep 23, 2019

Smiths Detection lands $96.8M contract for baggage scanner

A maker of threat detection and screening technologies with its US headquarters in Edgewood has received a $96.8 million contract from the Transportation Security Administration.

Jan 8, 2019

Trump, Democrats taking border wall fight to prime-time TV

Making his case on prime-time TV, President Donald Trump is stressing humanitarian concerns at the U.S.-Mexico border as he tries to convince the American people he must get funding for his long-promised border wall before ending a partial government shutdown that has hundreds of thousands of federal workers facing missed paychecks.

Sep 21, 2018

Maryland firm gets $70M explosives detection contract

Smiths Detection Inc., a provider of threat detection and screening technologies based in Edgewood, received a $70 million contract to supply explosives detection systems from the Transportation Security Administration.

Aug 9, 2017

TSA: 21 guns detected at BWI checkpoints so far this year

LINTHICUM — Federal officials say 21 guns have been detected so far this year at a Maryland airport. The Transportation Security Administration said in a statement Tuesday that it most recently discovered guns as they were carried through a checkpoint at BWI on Sunday. TSA officials said a man had a 9 mm handgun and […]

Jul 21, 2017

TSA: Man at airport said he forgot about loaded gun in bag

LINTHICUM — Authorities have arrested a man at an airport in Maryland after they said he carried in a loaded gun and extra bullets. The Transportation Security Administration said in a statement Thursday that the man was caught at a security checkpoint at BWI Airport. The TSA said the man told officials he forgot about […]

Jun 29, 2017

Md. threat screening firm gains certification for explosives detector

A Maryland provider of threat detection and screening technologies has received certification for one of its devices. TheIonscan 600 XCT explosives trace detector by Smiths Detection Inc., which has its American headquarters in Edgewood, is now certified for explosives trace detection, based on Transportation Security Administration requirements. Certification testing is the first of three pha[...]

Oct 6, 2016

TSA opening PreCheck application center at BWI

A Maryland airport is now a location where travelers can apply for a program that grants them expedited screening at airports. Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says that Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has opened a TSA PreCheck application center. PreCheck allows travelers enrolled in the program to leave on their shoes, light outerwear[...]

Mar 1, 2016

Safety over sexy: TSA at BWI stops woman with gun-shaped heels

LINTHICUM — At the airport, safety is more important than sexy. That’s what a woman found out at the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Officials say she was stopped Sunday at a security checkpoint with a pair of gun-shaped stiletto heels. TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says the stilettos had heels in the shape of handguns […]

Aug 24, 2015

TSA: Man had loaded gun in carry-on bag at BWI airport

A Maryland man has been charged with trying to bring a handgun through a security checkpoint at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The Transportation Security Administration says the man was caught with the gun and arrested Sunday night. His name has not been released. The TSA says he lives in Grasonville. The gun found in […]

Apr 15, 2015

New service at BWI to speed up security checks for some

A new service promises to speed some travelers' trips through security at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Airport Security
Jul 7, 2014

Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones

Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights — a measure intended to enhance aviation security at a time when intelligence officials are concerned about hidden explosives, a counterterrorism official said.

Airline Passengers Screening
Nov 5, 2013

New TSA PreCheck lane opening at BWI airport

LINTHICUM — The Transportation Security Administration has opened a new lane for pre-approved airline passengers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, doubling the number of locations for passengers to use the so-called “PreCheck” lanes. The new TSA PreCheck lane opened Tuesday at 4 a.m. at a checkpoint that allows passengers to access the airport’s A[...]

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