TSA Issues Alert for Beverage Containers As Terror Tactic On Flights
Published: Dec 26, 2021
TSA issues alert for beverage containers as terror tactic on flights. TSA issues travel alert for beverage containers on air carriers. The agency offered no additional information on whether there's an active plot.
An administration official says the Homeland Security Department is alerting air carriers to a potential terror tactic involving insulated beverage containers like thermoses.
The TSA official stresses that there is no intelligence about an active terror plot. The official spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive security matters.
Travelers may notice that airport screeners are taking a closer look at empty insulated containers, but the TSA official said authorities have no information about a specific threat involving the items.
The Homeland Security Department regularly alerts law enforcement about evolving terror tactics as counterterrorism officials learn about them through intelligence chatter.