Security stepped up at Newark Liberty ahead of Thanksgiving

The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) is stepping up security ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.An unruly passenger forced a London-bound plane to return to the gate

NEWARK - The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) is stepping up security ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

An unruly passenger forced a London-bound plane to return to the gate last night at Newark Liberty International Airport. The Port Authority said the man would not follow instructions on the Continental flight as the plane was taxiing to take off.

The TSA is also asking airline passengers to double-check what is allowed to be packed in luggage or carry-ons.

The TSA says it collects 8 tons worth of prohibited items each year at Newark Liberty International Airport. The TSA says inexperienced flyers are the most likely to bring banned items.

TSA

TSA asking airline passengers to double-check bags

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

More than 1,000 runners dressed as Santa Claus 1 Santas run through Asbury Park for charity
VIDEO: News conference on arrest in murder of 2 VIDEO: News conference on arrest in murder of Sarah Butler
News 12 New Jersey - Weather On The 3 New Jersey Weather Forecast
As News 12 New Jersey has reported, Khalil 4 Vigil held for slain Montclair woman
5 Toys from 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' hit shelves

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE