TSA encounters brief metal detector problem at DFW

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GRAPEVINE, Texas — Some passengers on two American Airlines flights had to be rescreened after security officers with the Transportation Safety Administration discovered that a walkthrough metal detector at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport wasn't working for 18 minutes.

TSA spokesman Greg Soule said 19 passengers went through the detector during that time frame Sunday. They determined that the 19 were on flights to either Birmingham, Ala., or Las Vegas.

Soule said that passengers who had connecting flights were rescreened and those whose flights ended in those two cities were allowed to continue on their way.

He said there were no problems on either flight.

Passenger Russ Jensen of Knoxville, Tenn., said that those arriving on the flight to Las Vegas were placed on a bus and taken around to the front of the airport, where they could go to baggage claim.

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