MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The latest generation of full-body security scanners has been rolled out at the airport in Manchester, N.H.
The Transportation Security Administration this week unveiled three whole-body imaging scanners installed at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. They’ll be in use throughout the holiday travel season.
TSA officials say the scanners have privacy-enhancing software and display a generic outline of a male or female body. They are designed to detect weapons such as knives or guns, as well as explosives, using electromagnetic technology.
Passengers who don’t want to go through a scanner can still go through an old-style metal detector and be subject to a pat-down search.
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