- The Washington Times - Friday, December 14, 2001

BOSTON (AP) US Airways' concourses at Logan International Airport were closed for 90 minutes yesterday after the FAA discovered some employees at security checkpoints were improperly trained.
The checkpoints were being run by Argenbright Security Inc., Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters said.
"We noticed some things going on, we went over, we asked some questions and it turns out some of the screeners who were manning the checkpoints were not adequately trained," he said.
Argenbright spokesman Brian Lott said he didn't know about the incident and had no immediate comment. Argenbright, the nation's largest airport-security company, agreed last month to cease operations at Logan after several breaches. Its final day at Logan is today.
US Airways passengers were being checked again, and those who were already in the air would be screened upon arrival, Mr. Peters said. Thirty US Airways flights along the East Coast were delayed or canceled, he said.
Argenbright agreed to pay a $1 million fine last year for hiring convicted felons. Massachusetts police tried to revoke the company's state license, but agreed Argenbright could leave Logan while continuing business elsewhere in the state.
Argenbright does not provide security at Logan for American or United, the two airlines whose jets were hijacked from Boston and crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11.

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