Security Breach Closes Newark Airport Checkpoint

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, says the breach occurred in Terminal C around 10 a.m.

Sunday, Aug 5, 2012  |  Updated 2:42 PM EDT
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Security Breach Closes Newark Airport Checkpoint

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A terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport was briefly shut down Sunday after officials discovered that a passenger had made it through a security checkpoint without being properly screened.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, says the breach occurred in Terminal C around 10 a.m., causing a lockdown there that lasted for about two hours. Operations at the airport's two other terminals were not affected.
 
The breach caused numerous flight delays and required the re-screening of all passengers in the terminal.
 
It wasn't immediately clear how the passenger was improperly screened or how Transportation Security Administration officials at the terminal learned of the problem.
 

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