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French Officials Reinforcing Airport Security Before French Open

Airlines & Airports | Amy Coyne Bredeson | May 21, 2016

French Officials Reinforcing Airport Security Before French Open

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Following last year’s string of attacks in Paris and the March 22 attacks in Brussels, French officials are tightening airport security before the French Open tennis tournament begins Sunday and the Euro 2016 soccer championships begin June 10, The Associated Press reported. 

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Of course, Thursday’s EgyptAir Flight 804 crash hasn’t helped the situation. The cause of the Airbus A320 crash is still unknown, and officials are not sure if a foible in airport security might have led to the crash after the aircraft departed Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.

French authorities are performing background checks and interviewing ground staff at the Paris airport who had any connection to Flight 804, a judicial official told AP on condition of anonymity.

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"It's possible to get any kind of dangerous object through every airport in the world due to the contradiction between time and security," criminologist Alain Bauer told AP. "Everybody wants to get in the plane fast .... so everybody compromises on time and security."

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