BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

TSA to close checkpoint at BWI after 'excessive' number of agents call out of work

TSA to close checkpoint at BWI after 'excessive' number of agents call out of work

The Transportation Security Administration announced Saturday plans to close one of its checkpoints early at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport because of excessive call-outs.

In a tweet, TSA confirmed that it would exercise a contingency plan at BWI Marshall Airport in collaboration with airport authorities and servicing airlines because excessive numbers of agents had called out of work.

Federal employees, including TSA agents, have not received a paycheck in several weeks because of the government shutdown, which has become the longest ever in United States history.

Security checkpoint A was closing Saturday at 5:35 p.m., the tweet states....

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