TSA Joke No Laughing Matter

A woman passing through security at Philadelphia International Airport was shocked when a TSA agent confronted her with a small plastic bag containing white powder. Rebecca Solomon fought back tears, and her mind raced as she wondered who the substance belonged to. Turns out the TSA agent was playing a prank. But he's probably not smiling now. TSA says the jokester is no longer employed by the agency.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. Im Renee Montagne. Travelers going through airport security know better than to joke. Now so does a former screening agent at Philadelphia International. There a young passenger wasnt amused when the TSA agent confronted her with a small plastic bag of white powder. Rebecca Solomon told the Philadelphia Inquirer her mind raced when he demanded: Where did you get it? Turns out it was a prank. A TSA spokesperson says hes now an ex-screening agent.

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