TSA Chief Says Knife Policy Change Will Stay in Place

Some knives will be allowed into planes


TSA chief John Pistole isn't backing down. He told ABC News Wednesday that despite increasing uproar over the TSA's plans to allow certain knives and sporting equipment in carry-on bags, the agency has no plans to change the policy, which goes into effect April 25.

"I have to make sure that TSA's focus is on those things that are most destructive to the aircraft," Pistole told ABC. "It is not pocket knives. It is those non-metallic improvised explosive devices, the bombs that are very small. They are concealable and they are well designed." The Wall Street Journal reports that Pistole will testify to the House Homeland Security Committee on Thursday to defend the decision.