Security breach at RI airport causes delays before passengers rescreened, operations restoredBy AP
Friday, July 16, 2010
Security breach at RI airport causes delays
WARWICK, R.I. — Flights at T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island are back to normal following a security breach.
Transportation Security Administration spokesman Jim Fotenos says the breach occurred around 6 a.m. Friday when a passenger passed through a security checkpoint at the Warwick, R.I., airport without being fully screened.
The person was taken into custody, interviewed by investigators and released. Officials have not named the passenger and say the breach remains under investigation.
Kevin Dillon, president of the Rhode Island Airport Corp., which operates the airport, says about 2,000 people were affected by significant flight delays and long lines.
All airport operations returned to normal within hours.
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