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TSA cracks down on screening for carry-on items

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Posted at 10:51 AM, Oct 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-05 10:54:23-04

New, stronger security measures are coming to all Upstate New York airports this month. 

The new procedures require travelers to place all personal electronic devices larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening. 

Laptops, tablets, e-readers and cameras are examples of electronic items that should be removed from carry-on bags.

TSA's Upstate NY Security Director Bart Johnson said, "TSA constantly enhances its security procedures to stay ahead of evolving threat."

The Transportation Security Administration has begun implementing the new plan for carry-on items at airports across the country. 

No changes have been made to what you can bring to the checkpoint--food and liquid items must comply with the 3-1-1 rule. 

A TSA spokesperson said the new security measures do not apply to people using TSA Pre-check lanes.