Security Breach Closes Newark Airport Checkpoint

the incident occurred shortly before 7:30 a.m. Sunday at checkpoint 1 in Terminal C

Sunday, Jan 20, 2013  |  Updated 5:19 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Security Breach Closes Newark Airport Checkpoint

Getty Images

advertisement

A checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport was briefly shut down after officials discovered that a bottle of liquid had passed through without being properly screened.
 
Port Authority Spokesman Ron Marsico tells The Record the incident occurred shortly before 7:30 a.m. Sunday at checkpoint 1 in Terminal C.

Transportation Security Administration officials say the bottle's owner was quickly found and the bottle was rescreened "with negative results.'' The passenger was then cleared to fly, and the checkpoint reopened around 7:45 a.m.
 
Authorities did not identify what type of liquid was in the bottle but told the newspaper that it was something that's allowed on planes. However, it was larger than the 3.4 ounce limit that the TSA has set for passengers.

Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytimeiPhone/iPad App | SMS AlertsTwitter | Facebook | Google+ | Instagram | RSS

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Follow us on Instagram!
We post photos taken by our news... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out