Airport Screeners At LAX Missed 75 Percent Of Fake Bombs

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Thomas Frank USA Today

Security screeners at two of the nation's busiest airports failed to find fake bombs hidden on undercover agents posing as passengers in more than 60% of tests last year, according to a classified report obtained by USA TODAY.

Screeners at Los Angeles International Airport missed about 75% of simulated explosives and bomb parts that Transportation Security Administration testers hid under their clothes or in carry-on bags at checkpoints, the TSA report shows.

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