(NEW YORK) — There’s been a shocking security breach at Newark-Liberty International Airport as security agents failed a critical test.
A Transportation Security Administration official has confirmed to ABC News that a federal agent managed to get a fake bomb past screeners not once, but twice.
The agent hid the explosive device in his pants and was cleared to board a commercial flight even after a pat-down.
The TSA official says these tests are done all the time and there are successes and failures. The official wouldn’t give a pass-fail rate.
Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio
Tom Kludt and Jeremy Diamond, CNN
Polo Sandoval, Melissa Gray and Holly Yan, CNN
AJ Willingham, CNN
Jason Hanna and Joe Sutton, CNN