BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

Security checkpoint at BWI closed indefinitely after 'excessive' number of TSA agents call out of work

Security checkpoint at BWI closed indefinitely after 'excessive' number of TSA agents call out of work

One of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport’s security checkpoints is closed indefinitely, after “excessive call-outs” by Transportation Security Administration agents who have not been paid in weeks due to the federal government shutdown, the TSA said.

The maximum standard wait time at the airport Saturday was 23 minutes and the maximum TSA Pre-Check wait time was 12 minutes, after Checkpoint A, near the Southwest Airlines ticketing kiosks, closed Saturday at 5:35 p.m., the TSA said in an update.

The agency called the checkpoint’s closure a “contingency plan” in collaboration with airport authorities and servicing airlines because excessive numbers...

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