An undercover inspector sneaked an improvised explosive device that was stuffed down his pants past two separate TSA security points, ultimately receiving clearance to board a plane.
The incident occurred on Feb. 25 during a Transportation Security Administration mock intrusion exercise conducted by internal, undercover agents. The New York Post was able to get information on the test results this week.
An undercover Transportation Security Administration inspector was able to sneak the bomb past two government screeners — at least one of whom gave a body pat-down — at Newark Airport, The Post reports.
“This episode once again demonstrates how Newark Airport is the Ground Zero of TSA failures,” a source said, in The Post.
The so-called “bomber” was able to pass through a magnetometer with flying colors, The Post reports. He was then pulled aside for a physical pat-down, but the TSA agent did not find the IED and let him go to the boarding gate.
“He did have a simulated IED in his pants,” the unnamed source told The Post. “They did not find it.”