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BWI Checkpoint Closes Due To "Excessive Callouts"

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- TSA at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport closed a checkpoint early Saturday due to excessive callouts.

Officials said they were exercising a contingency plan and Checkpoint A closed at 5:35 p.m. An advisory on the TSA Twitter page urged passengers to arrive early for updates.

On Wednesday BWI airport workers held a rally to show their solidarity with TSA workers who were not getting paid because of the government shutdown.

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As of Wednesday, TSA reported 7.6 percent of its 51,000 employees called out sick, causing hangups at other major airports including Miami, Washington Dulles and Houston Bush- and a domino effect of worry for those flying out of BWI as the shutdown continues on.

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