smkovalinsky, thanks for getting this story out so quickly. It will now show up on the home page for four hours. If new developments justify it, I'll renew this flag for another cycle.
JFK Intntl Airport NYC evacuated for security breach
Another United States airport security breach occurred at around 4 pm today at JFK International Airport, New York.
A passenger violating a secure area resulted in the evacuation of a major terminal (Terminal 8) at the airport and all passengers have had to be re-screened, the Port Authority Confirmed to MSNBC. * Courtesy of tip from Karl (albertacowpoke, Redwater, Canada)
A passenger went into a secure area without being properly screened at about 4 p.m., said Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority. All travelers in Terminal 8 were forced to leave the area and be re-screened, according to Coleman.
A similar security breach caused mass chaos at Newark Liberty International Airport earlier this month when a 28-year-old Rutgers University graduate student slipped into the gated area to be with his girlfriend. A guard who left his post was suspended as a result of the airport and Haisong Jiang was arrested and charged with trespassing.
Hundreds of travelers were evacuated from the international terminal, Terminal C, and stranded for hours as police investigated.
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