Congressional subcommittee notes airport security breach in Charlotte

BOSTON (AP) - A congressional subcommittee examining aviation security a decade after 9/11 has told a Boston hearing that more needs to be done in several areas, including passenger screening and airport perimeter security.

The chairman of the homeland security panel, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, on Friday praised Logan International Airport for being a leader in security since terrorists hijacked jetliners from Boston and flew them into the World Trade Center towers.

The Texas Republican cited a program that spots suspicious passenger behavior that launched at Logan and is now being used at 160 airports nationwide.

Democratic Rep. William Keating of Massachusetts said perimeter security is a problem, citing the case of a teenager who breached security at the Charlotte, N.C., airport and hid in the wheel well of a flight to Boston, where he fell to his death.

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