Guard in Newark snafu facing the ax



By PHILIP MESSING and CHUCK BENNETT

Last Updated: 5:08 PM, January 5, 2010

Posted: 3:03 AM, January 5, 2010

A Newark Airport guard who let an unidentified man breach a secure area, causing hours of flight delays Sunday, has been "reassigned to a nonscreening function, pending review" -- and may be fired, the Transportation Security Administration said yesterday.




Video showed the intruder stroll past a checkpoint and through an exit lane at 5:20 p.m. and leave 20 minutes later through a different lane.




Travelers were rescreened for the next four hours as guards swept the terminal -- nine days after Islamic terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to blow up a Christmas Day flight.




Meanwhile, Fox News reported that TSA officials waited more than an hour after learning of the security breach to notify police.




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Yahoo! BuzzDiggRedditFark ItNewsvineStumbleUponTwitterFacebook RSSA Newark Airport guard who let an unidentified man breach a secure area, causing hours of flight delays Sunday, has been "reassigned to a nonscreening function, pending review" -- and may be fired, the Transportation Security Administration said yesterday.

Video showed the intruder stroll past a checkpoint and through an exit lane at 5:20 p.m. and leave 20 minutes later through a different lane.

Travelers were rescreened for the next four hours as guards swept the terminal -- nine days after Islamic terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to blow up a Christmas Day flight.

Meanwhile, Fox News reported that TSA officials waited more than an hour after learning of the security breach to notify police.



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