Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Lobbing Terror at You

Related: Trump's TSA

Glad they are getting the job done:

"Nice catch: TSA finds 20-pound lobster in checked bag at Logan" by Steve Annear Globe Staff  June 26, 2017

Officials from the Transportation Security Administration said there’s no “claws” for alarm after a roughly 20-pound live lobster was spotted in a person’s checked luggage at Logan International Airport over the weekend.

“I cannot speak to any airline policies, but TSA has no prohibition on transporting lobsters,” said TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy in an e-mail to the Globe. “It’s actually fairly common in the New England region. It’s certainly the largest lobster I have ever seen, and I’d be surprised if we’ve ever screened a larger lobster.”

I just can't help but wonder if the 6+ years of radioactive discharge into the Pacific by Fukushima is finally having an effect on this coast.

McCarthy on Monday shared an image to Twitter of a TSA agent holding up the massive lobster that was discovered in the passenger’s luggage at the airport’s Terminal C. He did not specify where the passenger was headed.

In the photo, the officer has an amused smirk on his face, as he shows off the size of the lobster — and its claws.

“TSA officers are skilled at screening all sorts of items in checked baggage...including this 20+ pound lobster at Boston Logan,” McCarthy wrote on Twitter.

According to the TSA’s website, “a live lobster is allowed through security and must be transported in a clear, plastic, spill-proof container.”

McCarthy said that in this case, the lobster was in a cooler, and was “alive and cooperated quite nicely with the screening process.”

The TSA’s website states that officers will visually inspect lobsters before they are put on a flight. But the agency recommends passengers first contact the airline they’re flying on before arriving at the airport, but.....


More tender than shark anyway.

Getting close to lunch here.

NDU: "An “unruly passenger” on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Boston was arrested by Denver police after he caused a “verbal disturbance,” forcing the plane to make an unscheduled stop in Colorado on Tuesday morning, officials said. Other than the unruly man, no other passengers had to exit the plane during the stop in Denver, airport officials said. “Our role is making sure that the aircraft is safe,” a spokesman for the Denver International Airport said. “The flight was met in Denver by local law enforcement and the passenger was removed. The flight was on the ground approximately 45 minutes before continuing to Boston,” an American Airlines spokeperson wrote in an email....."

Also see:

‘Dude, your lobster is all over the Internet’

Boston police sergeant charged with evading TSA security at Logan

US stops short of banning small electronics but imposes tighter controls