Security Breach At JFK International Airport Causes Headaches For Travelers

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A security breach at John F. Kennedy International Airport has forced passengers to be rescreened.

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The breach occurred at around 5:20 a.m.

A passenger in the British Airways terminal flagged by the Transportation Security Administration went through a security checkpoint without being pulled aside and screened. The passenger apparently walked away after being told to step aside for a security check.

As a result, all passengers in the terminal were rescreened.

On Twitter, passengers stuck at the airport were complaining about the disruption.

“JFK is insanity right now. Absolutely nothing is moving. People sleeping on luggage,” Tweeted Shanna Carpenter.

By 7:40 a.m. the issue was resolved and passengers were allowed to board their flights, though residual delays lingered.

Are you satisfied with airport security measures? Sound off in our comments section below. 

  • Tee

    The passenger should have known better. He/she must comply with the rules. I dont think security was over board. They want to make sure everyone is safe, by all means shurt the terminal down if they have too.

  • too old for this

    Again, the illusion of security. How does declining to tolerate the power-crazed TSA translate into a secuity breach? Same way an airline passenger who will not put up with the behavior of the cabin staff translates into an unruly passenger, I guess.

  • J.R.

    Question: How did he (the passenger) wallk away from our very vigilant, crack TSA agents?
    Answer: The TSA agents were backed up feeling up (body searching) other passengers. Annoying, incompetent perverts!

  • redneck

    How is that a security risk? He went through the regular screening, why was he singled out?

    These “random” screenings are pointless, he was probably annoyed and walked away. No mention of a criminal action or contraband proves that he was unjustly singled out.

    Paranoid idiots then had to make everyone else suffer, typical American mentality.

  • rokrode


    gee we still haven’t learned

    Such should never happen!

  • michaelfury
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