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.

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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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