TSA Agents Ran Through Terminal, Screaming About a Bomb and Shooting Victim

During the false alarm of a supposed shooter at New York JFK’s terminal 8, which may have been caused by passengers clapping at Usain Bolt’s Olympic win, how did the TSA do?

During the false alarm, apparently triggered by someone who mistook noise for gunshots, passengers were refused entry to a safe area, police commanders couldn’t access video feeds and TSA agents ran through an airport terminal, screaming about the presence of a bomb and a shooting victim, neither of which was true.

So there’s that.

Here’s how to finally fix the TSA mess.

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  1. “when in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout”

    adage comes to mind

  2. That’s what you get for hiring fast food industry employees. Come think of it, burger joint employees handle crises better than these clowns. They are not law enforcement, have immense power. Who are these people?

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