New Security Measures at Airports

Certain Electronic Devices Must Be Removed

Mike Baggerman
October 12, 2017 - 11:28 am

WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - New security measures will take place by November 1 at airports across the country.

Electronic devices larger than a cell phone must be taken out of your carry-on luggage and placed in a bin for scans by TSA agents.

WATCH: TSA Agents in Buffalo demonstrate security checkpoint

"We're constantly evolving to keep pace and actually keep one step ahead of the terrorists," TSA's Federal Security Director Bart Johnson told reporters at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Thursday. "This new procedure is really a strengthening and enhancing of our screen process and protocols."

Johnson explained that terrorists can artfully take apart electronic devices and nefariously modify them.

The overseas ban on certain electronic devices played a factor into TSA's decision to scan devices bigger than a cell phone, according to Johnson.

LISTEN: Bart Johnson on the new security measures at airports


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