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TSA official arrested in Atlanta on warrant out of Florida

ATLANTA — A high-ranking TSA official is now facing charges after being arrested in Atlanta last week.

Maxine McManaman was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of St. Lucie County, Florida on a non-work-related charge.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Atlanta detained the employee, who is in a management position at the Atlanta airport, after arriving from an international flight on Dec. 28.

McManaman is the assistant federal security director. She has been with TSA since November 2002.

“TSA holds its employees to the highest professional and ethical standards and has no tolerance for misconduct on or off-duty. Any employee who fails to meet our fundamental ethical standards is held accountable,” a spokesperson said in a statement to Channel 2 Action News.

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The employee is currently on leave pending further law enforcement action.

She is currently being held in the Clayton County Jail.

Channel 2 Action News is working to learn more about the warrant she was arrested on.

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