Cleveland Hopkins International Airport steps up security as 9/11 anniversary nears

CLEVELAND - As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaches, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport will have more security throughout the main terminal and airport campus, including random car searches, to ensure passenger safety.

Officials at the airport said the increased security presence will remain in effect until Sept. 12.

"While there has not been any specific or creditable threats indicating any type of terror activity surrounding the 10th anniversary of 9/11, we felt it prudent to increase our security presence at the airport," said Airport Director Ricky Smith, in a news release. "Security of our traveling and visiting public is our highest priority and as such we feel it is our responsibility to provide the safest environment when and where possible."

Now through Monday, the following heightened security measures will be in place: increased uniformed presence on the roadways, ticketing lobby, baggage claim and RTA level, all three Cleveland police TSA canine units will be active and visible and there will be random vehicle inspection checkpoints.

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