TSA issues new ban on flights betweem U.S. and Russia, raises concerns of Florida father of Olympian

Joseph Mantia is traveling to Sochi on Sunday

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- - A new warning is sparking new fears for a Boynton Beach father who is about to board a plane and head to Sochi to watch his son compete in the Olympics.

Federal Authorities with the TSA placed new restrictions on what people can bring in their carry-on bag for any flights between the U.S. and Russia.

Joseph Mantia is flying out to Russia on Sunday to watch his son Joey Mantia go for the gold in long distance speed skating.

"It's a trip so I'm packing what I need to pack. And I've been watching the news, so not packing what I don't need to back," said Mantia.

On Thursday, that all changed. The TSA is now banning most aerosols, liquids and gels from carry-on bags on any flight between the U.S. and Russia.

"I'm glad the warning is there, because then we know. And in the same sense, it's a shame that we have to do that," said Mantia.

"Those traveling between the U.S. and Russia will have to pitch those items from their carry-on bags for at least 30 days.

The temporary ban is a response to a new advisory that terrorists might hid explosive components in toothpaste tubes.

"I'm just going to have dirty teeth until I get to Russia, that's all there's too it," said Mantia.

While terrorism concerns will be in the back of his head, Mantia said no warning will stop him from watching his son Joey compete on the biggest day of his life.

"We're a team, we're one. And if something happens to him, I would feel horrible if I wasn't there. Even if I couldn't do anything, I'd rather be close by," said Mantia.

Mantia is set to hop on a plane early Sunday morning and land in Sochi just in time to see his son Joey compete in his first event.

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