US TSA reverses decision to allow knives on planes after backlash

Washington, June 6 (ANI): The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has decided to abandon its planes to allow small knives on board.

The decision from TSA comes following a barrage of criticism from politicians, unions, airlines and consumers.

In a statement, TSA said it decided to reverse its previous decision after discussions with law enforcement, passengers and other important stakeholders.

According to Politico, TSA had originally proposed to allow small knives, golf clubs, souvenir baseball bats and other such items on planes.

John Pistole the administrator of TSA said the decision was based on the idea that there are enough layers of security in place that a terrorist won't be able to use a small blade to hijack a plane again.

He further suggested that paying attention to those items only forces security agents to spend less time trying to spot the terrorists' preferred weapon: explosives, the report added. (ANI)

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