New Jersey News

Newark Airport terminal evacuated after breach

Friday, April 06, 2012
Newark Liberty International Airport

Newark Liberty International Airport

Security officials at Newark Liberty International Airport are reviewing an incident in which a traveler breached a checkpoint and caused the evacuation of one of the airport's terminals.

The breach occurred Thursday afternoon. The Transportation Security Administration tells The Record of Woodland Park 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 says 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.

Get Eyewitness News Delivered

Facebook | Twitter | Newsletters | Text Alerts

(Copyright ©2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Get more New Jersey News »

new jersey, newark airport security breach, new jersey news
blog comments powered by Disqus