A Politico report saying the U.S. has chosen not to levy a ban on bringing laptops into cabins of flights to the U.S. from Europe is "absolutely wrong," a Department of Homeland Security spokesman said today.
Politico reported earlier today that the U.S. had told the EU that it will not levy a laptop ban on flights coming into the country.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly previously said that the U.S. was considering a ban on laptops in aircraft cabins on all flights into and out of the country as part of an effort to protect against security threats.
Kelly told Fox News Sunday that the U.S. intended to "raise the bar" on airline safety, including stricter screenings of carry-on items.
"That's the thing that they are obsessed with, the terrorists, the idea of knocking down an airplane in flight, particularly if it's a U.S. carrier, particularly if it's full of U.S. people," Kelly said.
This is a developing story.
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