Sen. Schumer to Feds: Review New York City Airport Security

Port Authority Police officers stand guard outside a terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on March 22, 2016. Atlanta's airport was briefly evacuated on Wednesday over a suspicious package while U.S. law enforcement agencies and travelers were on edge a day after deadly suicide bombings by Islamist militants rocked Brussels. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files
Port Authority police officers stand guard outside a terminal at JFK International Airport in New York in March. (Reuters/Mike Segar/Files)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer has asked federal officials to review New York City area airports to ensure they don’t have “blind spots” terrorists could exploit.

The New York Democrat said Sunday that he has written to the Department of Homeland Security following an NBC News investigation that found certain key areas of LaGuardia International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport do not have full video surveillance.

Schumer says he worries that such video “blind spots” leave baggage pick-up and drop-off areas vulnerable to attack.

He says only a complete review of security at all airports around New York City will help identify other lapses and that any other problems discovered in the reviews must immediately be fixed.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates area airports.

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