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Security checkpoint at BWI reopens following closure due to 'excessive' number of TSA agents calling out of work

Security checkpoint at BWI reopens following closure due to 'excessive' number of TSA agents calling out of work

Security Checkpoint A at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport reopened Tuesday following its closure over the weekend due to “excessive call-outs” by Transportation Security Administration agents, who have been unpaid because of the federal government shutdown, an airport spokesman said.

The security checkpoint, near the Southwest Airlines ticketing kiosks, reopened Tuesday morning as normal, said airport spokesman Jonathan Dean. The screening area was closed to passengers Saturday evening and Sunday and briefly reopened Monday, before closing again.

With about 7.5 percent of agents calling out of work nationwide, the maximum standard wait time at the...

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