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U.S. airports step up security during busy holiday travel period
The increased security measures come after the deadly terror attack in Paris

Szabo says security officials are working around the clock to ensure things go smoothly.
Courtesy of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
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Following recent terrorist activity overseas, the U.S. State Department has issued a travel advisory prompting airports to shore up security measures as the holiday travel season gets underway.

Fred Szabo is the interim director for Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport

He says security personnel are working, both front and center as well as behind the scenes.

LISTEN: Szabo on security at Cleveland Hopkins Airport

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“We’re continually in contact with the Homeland Security intelligence groups, and any information that’s relevant to aviation, is shared with us," said Szabo. "And we have multilayered security plan here at Hopkins and other domestic airports and any information we’re getting we’re acting on, and ensuring that we have a safe environment.”

The state department’s alert is in effect through February. Officials say intelligence indicates that militant groups wish to carry out further attacks across the globe. And Szabo says there’s no imminent threat to Northeast Ohio at this time.

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