Los Angeles International Airport morning flights delayed by security breachBy AP
Thursday, April 8, 2010
LAX morning flights delayed by security breach
LOS ANGELES — A security breach that delayed about 15 morning flights at Los Angeles International Airport has been resolved after authorities found a man who didn’t undergo proper security screening.
United, Continental and other flights were delayed for about two hours.
Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Suzanne Trevino (Treh-VEEN’-yoh) says the breach occurred around 5 a.m. Thursday when a man whose carryon was selected for secondary screening took the bag before it could be physically checked.
Security screening at three terminals was halted until the man was located on a United plane and returned to the terminal. His bag was checked, nothing dangerous was found and the incident ended at 6:48 a.m. Thursday.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A security breach has delayed at least 14 flights at Los Angeles International Airport while authorities look for a man who didn’t undergo proper security screening.
Airport spokeswoman Nancy Castles says the man was picked out for secondary screening but instead grabbed his carry-on bag and went on through at Terminal 7 around 5 a.m. Thursday.
Security screening at the terminal and connecting terminals has been halted as airport police look for the man.
The terminals house United, Continental, Delta and smaller airlines.
The terminals are still open and people who passed screening are being allowed to board planes, but unscreened passengers can’t and have to wait for the all-clear.
Castles says more flights could be affected because it’s the morning peak travel time.
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