TSA launching new checkpoint procedure for electronics at Albany International

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ALBANY (WRGB) - Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials are announcing a new security checkpoint procedure at Albany International Airport on Thursday.

The procedure requires travelers to place all personal electronic devices, larger than a cell phone, in bins for X-ray screening. The TSA says its designed to address the current terror threat by raising the baseline of aviation security.

This procedure is being launched nationwide.

The TSA announced the procedure over the summer, and tested it in 10 U.S. airports. The procedure then expanded to all airports over the past few months.

Officials at Albany International Airport says this will help ensure the safety of travelers. They say they don't expect the procedure to cause delays in the screening process.

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