Airport Security Tightening Up After Dangerous Packages Intercepted


If you’re traveling by air this weekend, you may want to get to the airport a bit earlier than you’d planned. Because of apparent explosive material that was found in two U.S.-bound packages from Yemen, the Department of Homeland Security released a statement saying it has taken a number of precautionary steps to enhance security. Some of these security measures will be visible while others will not. The public may see heightened cargo screening and additional security at airports. The department is advising passengers to expect an unpredictable mix of security layers that includes explosives trace detection, advanced imaging technology, canine teams and pat downs.

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