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TSA Official: Guns, Unruly Passengers ‘Huge Problem’ at Airports

A record number of gun-carrying passengers at airports and belligerent travelers have created a “huge problem,” a Transportation Security Administration official said.

Security and law enforcement officials say systems designed to keep air travel safe are being strained due to the current environment, CNN reported Wednesday.

“We’ve had many more incidences where there are passenger disturbances both in checkpoints and onboard aircraft. That makes it more important that there are no guns involved,” TSA Administrator David Pekoske told CNN.

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