TSA Creates Secret Watch List of People Who May be Unruly

May 18, 2018

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has compiled a list of people who act suspiciously or confrontationally around airport checkpoints, a TSA official confirmed on Thursday.

Individuals on the list will go through a regular checkpoint screening process, according to the official, who added that their inclusion will provide advance notice to TSA staff that an individual is scheduled to fly out of a particular airport.

The New York Times first obtained a directive from the TSA that outlines behaviors that could land an individual on the list. Those include loitering near airport checkpoints, acting aggressively or posing physical danger to security staff.

Lisa Farbstein, a spokesperson for TSA, told The Hill that there were more than 34 assaults on TSA officers last fiscal year.

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/388163-tsa-creates-new-secret-watch-list-of-people-who-may-be-unruly