Photo: Newark Airport Security Breach Hell
This was the scene yesterday at Newark airport (via twitter) after a nitwit crossed the exit lane between the public and secure area:
"Officials took the action after a man was observed walking the wrong way down the exit lane between the secured, or 'sterile,' area and the public area at around 5:20 p.m. The Transportation Security Administration initially responded by stopping screening. But about two and a half hours later, the T.S.A. ordered all passengers on the sterile side to move back to the public side for rescreening. While it was unclear who first alerted authorities to the potential breach, the individual was not an employee of the T.S.A., which is in charge of airport security, said an administration official. People were allowed to begin boarding planes again just under seven hours after screening was first shut down, and the T.S.A. expected all passengers to be rescreened by 12:30 a.m. on Monday. Officials did not locate the man who caused the alert."
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"The situation caused significant disruption at the airport. With flights having been grounded after several hours, and planes bound for Newark severely delayed because there were no gates available at the terminal, Continental announced that passengers scheduled to fly into or out of the airport on Sunday and Monday could reschedule trips without penalty. Officials estimated that thousands of people were affected."