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Airport spokesman says "business as usual" at airport today

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By Sharon Osorio


Buffalo, NY – Despite concerns that Al Qaeda operatives or sympathizers might be inspired to retaliate, the NFTA spokesman says it's "business as usual" at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Doug Hartmayer says policies and procedures at the security checkpoint today will be no different. As for whether the airport is doing anything in the background to exercise more caution, Hartmayer says he cannot comment on that.

"We really don't discuss those matters publicly," says Hartmayer. "If we're going to make any changes, we'll do those internally, and they may or may not even be visible to the traveling public. But I want to assure the public that the airport will be safe going forward, and that at this point and time, are not being asked to do anything different in light of the death of Osama bin Laden."

Hartmayer notes that at this point, the TSA has not released any increased alerts.