TSA testing 3-D cameras at CVG

TSA testing 3-D cameras at CVG (WKRC)

HEBRON, Ky. (WKRC) - A new technology that could make it safer to fly is now being tested in the Tri-State.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) showed off its state-of-the-art security scanners at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport on Thursday.

The devices create a three-dimensional image of what's inside your bag which can be viewed and rotated for a TSA officer to take a closer look.

They help better detect explosives and could also end the practice of removing items such as laptops from your bags.

"It's going to give us greater security at the checkpoint and it's going to give the passengers greater efficiency because you don't have to remove your laptops and your liquids from your bag, so much smoother," Mark Howell, TSA regional spokeperson, said. "More efficient process for passengers but it gives us additional security at the same time."

Now, the TSA is testing different models at different airports across the country.

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