Suspicious Package Investigation Interrupts Airport Security Meeting

Capitol police evacuated several floors of the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Tuesday.

They got a phone call about a suspicious package and a bomb threat.

They didn’t find anything, but the suspicious package turned out to be a lunch cooler.

The evacuation interrupted a meeting of the Homeland Security Committee — they were talking about major gaps in airport security.

One reason for the discussion, 73 airport workers were found on a terrorism watch list and still given security clearance.

The report says the TSA does not have access to the data that would have been able to flag those people.

The inspector general talked about how they must remain vigilant so they don’t miss anything that could end very badly.

The meeting did not resume after the investigation of the suspicious package.