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Terminal B At Newark Airport Evacuated Following Afternoon Breach

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NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Security officials at Newark Airport are reviewing an incident in which a traveler breached a checkpoint and caused the evacuation of one of the airport’s terminals on Thursday afternoon.

The Transportation Security Administration said that a 64-year-old British man walked past a distracted TSA agent at an exit area in Terminal B.

The terminal was evacuated for about an hour.

The TSA said the agent has been removed from screening duties pending a review of the incident.

Two years ago, a Rutgers graduate student slipped past a Newark security checkpoint to see his girlfriend off, causing a shutdown of a terminal for several hours and delaying flights around the globe.

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