Calling bomb squad = TSA “failure”?

The TSA might have some ‘splainin to do with this one. Let’s not get too worked up, though – like this guy – these things happen in every workplace, and after all, we’re all just human beings. “No harm, no Foul” comes to mind…

(CNN)¬†— A New York airport screener who removed two pipes from a traveler’s bag and set them aside Monday morning prompted a security scare six hours later when the next shift saw the pipes and feared they might be pipe bombs, local and federal officials said.

The TSA then followed proper procedure andcalled the bomb squad (ironically, this following of proper procedure is what is catching the most ridicule…) which took the thingies away. According to LE sources, they were homeopathic thingamajigs.

“No one could give a good account of what it was, so we did the safe thing and called (the) NYPD bomb squad,” Port Authority Police Department spokesman Al Della Fave told CNN.

Which is, in fact, exactly what they should do in this situation. Were they right in not closing the airport or the checkpoint? Weeeeell… That is perhaps open to discussion. But they were certainly right in calling the bomb squad.

So pipe down, BS.


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