The incident occurred at Houston's Hobby Airport after TSA officers noticed an "unidentified lump" in the passenger's breakfast burrito.
Two people at the San Antonio Airport were injured, one by shrapnel and another by the flood of people attempting to flee the area. Neither injury was considered serious. No officers were injured.
More than 1.58 million people passed through U.S. airports ahead of Easter weekend on Friday, in the highest number in over a year.
A record number of firearms were detected at airport security checkpoints across the U.S. in 2020, while rates of travel were much lower compared with years past.
In a viral video with over 16 million views, Rose Montoya recounts the negative experiences she faces while traveling through airport security as a transgender woman.
In an interview with NBC local affiliate WNBC, Robert Joseph said he purchased an $85 face covering that looked like a gas mask.
More than 450,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic with more deaths certain.
"We will need to establish a 9/11-type Commission to examine and report upon the facts, causes and security relating to the terrorist mob attack on January 6," Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) wrote in a letter addressed to her Democratic colleagues on Tuesday.
Passengers who don't comply with the mask order may be denied entry, boarding or continued transport and could face civil penalties, the Transportation Security Administration advised.
Senator Chuck Schumer has pushed for the Capitol rioters to be put on the no-fly list, but it's unclear if any of them are on the list of names the TSA is currently processing.
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, issued a statement Thursday calling for the "violent perpetrators involved in the domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol" to be added to the federal no-fly list.
The WHO official's comments come as U.S. airports recorded their busiest day of the pandemic over the weekend.
The Transportation Security Administration said it screened 1,019,347 people at checkpoints nationwide on Tuesday.
An additional three million more people passed through security checkpoints over the weekend leading up to Christmas, even as public health experts warn traveling could exacerbate COVID outbreaks in the country.
On New Year's Day, the country's daily case count could reach over 614,000, according to forecasts from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
Nearly four million people traveled by air since the start of this week, according to the TSA's records.
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According to data released by the Transportation Security Administration, nearly 5 million people passed through airport security checkpoints between Friday, November 20 and Tuesday November 24.
The CDC has advised against Thanksgiving travel but figures suggest many Americans are flying ahead of the holiday.
Agents did not have access to enough personal protective equipment, including N95 masks, according to allegations by a TSA federal security director in Kansas.
Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport before their flights to allow sufficient time for the security screening process.
A report claims airport passenger temperature checks could soon be carried out as soon as next week.
Traveler numbers have plummeted since President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on March 13.
The Department of Homeland Security banned use of the social media platform on department-issued mobile devices.
Authorities say a Florida man was caught trying to bring a loaded gun past an airport security airport in upstate New York for the second time in three weeks.
Authorities caught 67-year-old Marilyn Hartman trying to move TSA line dividers inside O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.
"It was really scary, now that I look back on it," said a passenger who was on Delta Air Lines Flight 1516. "I want to know what her intentions were, because it just shouldn't have happened."
"TSA holds contractors to the highest ethical standards and has zero tolerance for this type of behavior," the agency said in a statement.
Customs agents seized 5,255 baby red-eared slider turtles they found in suitcases belonging to two Indian men, who claimed they were selling the reptiles as pets.
Changes to the TSA mean Americans will have to update their IDs. Does that mean bringing a passport for a domestic flight?