Friday, January 1, 2010

Friedman screening to be ‘enhanced’

TSA taking extra precautions at airports


By EXPRESS STAFF

Like virtually all U.S. airports, Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey has ratcheted up security precautions as the result of the Christmas holiday incident aboard a Northwest Airlines/Delta jetliner as it descended for landing in Detroit.

Passengers may notice "enhanced screening," according to Friedman Security Director Steve Guthrie. He declined to specify what that might entail.

He added that flights are operating normally and on time, though he suggested passengers allow a little extra check-in time for their flights. He said more stringent precautions are being exercised at international airports.

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The Transportation Safety Administration has posted online a similar statement for passengers at http://www.tsa.gov/press/happenings/dec25_guidance.shtm.

In the Christmas Day incident, a Nigerian man is suspected of trying to detonate explosives he had concealed beneath his clothing. An arm of al-Qaida has claimed to be behind the attempted attack.




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