The TSA is branching out beyond it’s own borders as officers are to be stationed at BRITISH airports during the Olympic games, scheduled to begin in just over a week.
The federal agents working under the authority of the US Department of Homeland Security will operate within London’s major airports from a week before the games, up until the conclusion of the Paralympics in early September.
The TSA, working in conjunction with the British Department for Transport, will reportedly provide “an added security layer” with a particular focus on the American airlines flying to and from London’s airports, according to Sky News.
According to the report, TSA agents will be prohibited from straying beyond boarding gates or onto other aircraft.
It is unclear whether the agents will be allowed to conduct patdowns on non Americans or operate full body scanners inside the airports.