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TSA FAIL!! Woman Boards Plane Not Once, But Twice With 3 Inch Knife

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A woman says she got through airport security at RIC with a three inch knife in her carry on bag. She says it happened twice. Once at RIC and also in Providence, Rhode Island as she flew home to Indianapolis.

Sara Gallienne says she opened her carry-on during a lay-over in Atlanta. She was looking for headphones and couldn't believe it when she found her knife in the front pocket of the bag.

"It's just handy to have around. It's always in my backpack if I'm traveling, going camping. I just completely spaces taking it out for getting on the plane," said Gallienne.

After flying out of Richmond, she took a short vacation in Providence, Rhode Island and then boarded another plane, also going through security, not knowing she had a knife in her bag.

"I couldn't believe I made it through because what if someone got through, what if five people got through. That would have used it in the wrong manner," she said.

Sara reported the incident to the TSA. Her claim comes just days after the release of a report saying there have been more than 25,000 security breaches at us airports since 9-11.

A security breach is broadly defined and can be anything from a checked bag being misplaced to a person arrested for trying to get past screeners.

A knife getting through security would be a breach. According to the report, over the last 10 years, 6,000 people have made it past screeners without proper scrutiny.

The TSA is looking into Gallienne's case.

In a statement, TSA spokesperson Kawika Riley said, "TSA employs multiple layers of security to protect the traveling public. On board aircraft, these layers include reinforced cockpit doors,
Federal Air Marshals, federal flight deck officers and a vigilant traveling public. While many sharp objects remain prohibited, they are unlikely to cause catastrophic damage on an aircraft. We continue to take the discovery of knives and other prohibited items seriously,
however, in today's post 9/11 security environment, intelligence tells us our officers' greatest focus needs to be the biggest threat to aviation today - explosives and explosives components."

"I know obviously a knife isn't an explosive bomb but what if more people than just me got a knife on the same plane," added Galliene.

The TSA says complaints of breeches like this don't even represent a fraction of one percent of the 5 billion travelers that have flown in the last 10 years.TSA FAIL!! Woman Boards Plane Not Once, But Twice With 3 Inch Knife


Added: Jul-17-2011 Occurred On: Jul-17-2011
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  • Hah hah you fucking untrained, no-oath-taking, pieces of shit.

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  • thanks bitch. now they're gonna crack down even more and stick their fingers a little further up our asses.

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  • I remember when I was a small child that going onto an airplane was as easy as getting into a taxi cab.

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  • ...and the TSA instantly leaped into action, they strip-searched several dozen six year old girls that looked suspicious! Then arrested the parents who objected! All in a days work for....T.S.A.

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  • "intelligence tells us our officers' greatest focus needs to be the biggest threat to aviation today"

    5 year old girls?

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  • They were too busy fondling 5 year olds and looking at Hoo-Ha and boobies to find a weapon.

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  • Obvliously they were too busy searching grandmothers and infants while ensuring that Muslims get on with little to no hassle.

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  • Wonder if the TSA can detect the ceramic knives these days.

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    • @Ninja_SBD Apparently they can't find the metal ones :P

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    • @Ninja_SBD
      Commercially manufactured ceramic knives have metallic particles added in the blade specifically for that. They claim it does not affect the knife quality, and it still set off the metal detectors if you try to conceal one past security.

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  • I'm surprised TSA doesn't arrest her now for admitting a terrorist act!
    Reminds me of Adam Savage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3yaqq9Jjb4

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  • I went to the airport to pick up my daughter arriving from Germany. I hadn't thought I'd be check pulling into the parking lot. I pulled the ticket from the gate and it didn't open, then a security guard came out of the booth and asked me if he could look into the trunk I said sure and pushed the button in the glove box. He seemed to look, then closed the trunk and wave me thru. I went to the gate where my daughter was arriving meet her and went to baggage pick up and collected her things.
    Open More..

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  • The TSA dimwits are too busy fondling little children and removing diapers from the elderly.

    Normally I'd say you get what you pay for, but in this case, we're paying a fortune to these ignorant union goons who in the private sector would be lucky to get a job picking up squashed french fries in a McDonald's parking lot.

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