WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

TSA Says Incidents of Unruly Passengers Went Up During, Directly After the Pandemic

The TSA is reminding passengers to remain calm at security checkpoints among rising rates of unruly passengers at airports and on planes. 

A recent Federal Aviation Administration report found there’s already been 487 investigations into unruly passengers this year. 

That’s more than twice the 183 investigations conducted in 2020, and the 146 investigations completed in 2019. 

In a statement, TSA says these sometimes violent incidents aimed at TSA officers and airline employees, disrupt travel and will not be tolerated. 

The agency says it will pursue criminal charges as needed and will begin offering self-defense training for in-flight crew staff in July. 

These actions come after passengers physically assaulted TSA officers in two separate incidents in Louisville, KY and Denver, CO this month.

TSA in Turmoil - Investigation reveals pattern of abuse and retaliation at Orlando airport. CLICK TO READ MORE

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

Danielle Prieur

About Danielle Prieur


Danielle Prieur is a general reporter for 90.7 News. She studied journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and interned at 101.9 WDET. She is originally from the metro Detroit area.