TSA testing new security procedures at some airports

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is testing new security measures in airports across the country.

TSA is requiring passengers at about a dozen U.S. airports to put electronics larger than a cell phone — including tablets and e-readers — in a separate bin for x-ray screening. TSA officers may also advise travelers to place other carry-on items separately in a bin.

Officials say the new measures will enhance and adjust security screening procedures to stay ahead of evolving threats. They also believe the new procedures will eliminate longer lines.

The following airports are affected:

  • Boise Airport
  • Colorado Springs Airport
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
  • Logan International Airport
  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport
  • Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
  • McCarran International Airport
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport