Internal TSA Report: Screeners at Newark Airport Not Following Pat Down Procedures, Not Confiscating Liquids

TSA sent undercover agents to the checkpoint at the airport, also discovering the pat down was not offered as an alternative to the body scanner


Security screeners at Newark Liberty Airport are failing miserably by not properly patting-down fliers and failing to confiscate prohibited items from carry-on bags, according to an internal Transportation Security Administration report.

Newark-based TSA officers followed proper patdown procedures only a dismal 16.7 percent of the time and removed banned items from baggage, such as shampoo bottles larger than 3 ounces, just 25 percent of the time, auditors found.