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TSA 'significantly increased' security at DC airports ahead of Inauguration Day

TSA 'significantly increased' security at DC airports ahead of Inauguration Day

Transportation Security Administration agents process passengers at the south security checkpoint at Denver International Airport in Denver.
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The Transportation Security Administration has 'significantly increased' security at DC airports ahead of Inauguration Day.




Following the attacks at the Capitol building two weeks ago, TSA is processing hundreds of names with law enforcement agencies for a thorough risk assessment, according to a statement published Friday.




Similar to previous inaugurations, screening officers will be deployed to assist the Secret Service by screening individuals along the parade route and those authorized to attend the Inauguration in-person.





But TSA Media Relations manager Robert Langston told Insider that while the agency has a traditional role in security related to presidential inaugurations, "this year may be different in that there is still a pandemic and a different threat environment."





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The Transportation Security Administration has 'significantly increased' security at DC airports ahead of Inauguration Day, the agency announced in a statement Friday. Following the attacks at the Capitol building on Jan. 6, TSA is processing hundreds of names with law enforcement agencies for a thorough risk assessment."Our intelligence and vetting professionals are working diligently around the clock to ensure those who may pose a threat to our aviation sector undergo enhanced screening or are prevented from boarding an aircraft," the statement said.
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