- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 26, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh office for the Federal Air Marshal Service will be closed next year as part of a national consolidation.

The Transportation Security Administration says in a statement Wednesday that the number of national offices will shrink from 26 to 20, but no jobs will be cut.

The agency says the move will maximize coverage of flights representing the greatest risk for terrorist activity. The statement didn’t say how many people work in the Pittsburgh office, but the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports there are about 80 air marshals based there.

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