Wednesday, January 18, 2017

6 Months Ago I Went On Camera in Tampa to Warn That Baggage Areas of Airports Are Vulnerable to Attack and Then It Happened in Fort Lauderdale


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6 Months Ago I Went On Camera with WFLA at Tampa International Airport to Warn That Baggage Areas of Airports Are Vulnerable to Attack and Then It Happened in Fort Lauderdale. The attack that killed five people at the Fort Lauderdale airport raised concerns about how to further protect travelers and what place firearms have in U.S. airports. Authorities say Iraq war veteran Esteban Santiago flew in from Alaska, retrieved a handgun from his checked luggage, went to a bathroom to load it and then returned to the baggage claim area to open fire. Accused Florida airport shooter Esteban Santiago told investigators that he spoke with ISIS terrorists in “jihadi chat rooms” and carried out the deadly Jan. 6 attack on behalf of ISIS, authorities said Tuesday during a bond hearing. Santiago, 26, practiced firing his semiautomatic handgun at a range in Alaska during the months before he allegedly killed five people and wounded six others at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, FBI agents testified

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"There's no question we need to review not only the question of whether people should be able to travel with their firearms even if they're in checked baggage, but I think we need to take a hard look at the security around baggage claim areas, and not just leave it at that," said U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, whose district includes the airport. Transportation security and law enforcement experts say the baggage claim area remains one of the most vulnerable parts of the airport. Security is lighter and large numbers of people move in and out quickly. "What went wrong yesterday ... is that baggage claim is the softest of soft targets. I mean an elementary school is harder to get into than a baggage claim at an airport," said Chris Grollnek, a former law enforcement officer who specializes in security issues, especially involving active shooter situations.
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June 30 2016, TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The terrorist attack at Istanbul Atatürk Airport has officials across the United States on alert. Airport officials are worried about other terrorists and copycats. News Channel 8 talked with a terrorism expert about Tampa International Airport. We walked through the airport with the expert. Sarasota private investigator Bill Warner said once you’re past the TSA security checkpoint, you’re good to go. However, he said, the airport is extremely vulnerable before that point. His concern starts at the curb. “There’s no security here to stop and search cars,” Warner explained. “That’s not how it is.” He also pointed to the crowded shops and stores. There’s a black hole the airport has to fill, Bill Warner said. “If they get this far … it’s a big problem,” he warned. Bill Warner showed News Channel 8 the strengths and weaknesses of the airport’s security. Bill Warner said Tampa International may be more vulnerable than other airports. “I would say from my point of view, yeah … You have multiple entrances on both sides of the building, vulnerable to a car bomb outside, vulnerable to a terrorist attack in the doorways,” he said. With that said, there are safeguards in place. “The dog walking around here with the police officer, the armed police officer, that’s great,” Bill Warner said. “Checking out bags, checking out garbage bags. That’s what needs to be done.” 
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Most travelers News Channel 8 spoke with said they feel safe. “I think if it’s your turn, it’s your turn,” Mark Sheffer, of Tampa, said while waiting for a friend to arrive from London. “You can’t really question and live your life in fear.” Yvonne Armstrong was traveling home to New York. She echoed a similar sentiment. “You can’t go around being afraid,” Armstrong said. “You just have to live your life. You can’t just worry about constantly being attacked.” Bill Warner believes people are becoming very complacent even though an attack, he says, is definitely possible. He believes people should be worried, especially with the military’s presence in the Tampa Bay area. “MacDill Air Force Base, CENTCOM (U.S. Central Command), is the one who operates all the drones in the Middle East taking out ISIS soldiers,” Warner added. “So as far as payback, yeah. We’re probably at the top of their list.” read more at http://wfla.com/2016/06/29/terrorism-expert-talks-about-security-at-tampa-international-airport/


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