TSA agents have tough jobs. Travelers are often reluctant to go through the screening process even if they know it is for their own safety. Parting with the perfume that they forgot not to put in their carry-on luggage or testing a baby’s bottle for explosives, understandably put people on edge. But what if you found a sewing needle in the turkey sandwich you received on board for your dinner? Who was responsible for screening the sandwiches?
According to an article on Huffington Post, the FBI has now opened an investigation into an incident that occurred on Sunday, July 15 aboard four separate Delta Airlines flights from Amsterdam. A passenger en route to Minneapolis was injured. The needles were also found in flights to Atlanta and Seattle. Messages were sent out to other flights to notify them of the issue and the passengers were then served pizza instead.
The meals for the business class passengers were made at the Gate Gourmet catering company in Amsterdam, who according to the article have launched their own investigation and are “heightening our already stringent safety and security procedures, to prevent any recurrence.”
So next time you travel by air and the line comes to a standstill, you might see a security officer suspiciously removing a metal detecting wand from someone’s luggage. Don’t be alarmed – he’s just being careful with his sandwich.