Security Guard to Be Disciplined for Newark Airport Breach

Friday, Mar 12, 2010  |  Updated 10:30 AM EDT
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Officials will discipline the Newark Liberty International Airport guard who briefly left his post, triggering a security breach that delayed flights worldwide.

        The Transportation Security Administration, saying it's a private personnel matter, would not name the guard or say what would happen to him.
       
However, the TSA says he'll return to work.
       
The guard was placed on paid administrative leave two days after Rutgers University graduate student Haisong Jiang used the guard's absence to duck under a barrier to say goodbye to his girlfriend on Jan. 3.
       
The breach, which was caught on surveillance video, closed Terminal C for six hours and caused flight delays around the world.
       
The guard's leave ends on Saturday.

Earlier this week, Jiang pleaded guilty to defiant trespassing, a misdemeanor charge. He agreed to pay a $500 fine and perform 100 hours of community service as part of the deal.
 

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