TSA reassigns officer in Newark airport breach


January4,2010


TSAreassignsofficerinNewarkairportbreach

THEASSOCIATEDPRESS
AsecurityofficerassignedtothepartofNewarkLibertyInternationalAirportwhereabreachoccurredhasbeenreassigned.

TransportationSecurityAdministrationspokeswomanAnnDavissaidMondaythattheunidentifiedofficerhasbeenreassignedtonon-screeningfunctionsduringtheinvestigation.

AmanwalkedthewrongwaythroughasecuritycheckpointSunday.Thatcausedmassivedelaysandgroundedflightsforsixhours.

Surveillancevideoconfirmedthemanenteredthroughanexit.Abystandersawthemanandnotifiedtheofficer.

Themanlefttheterminalthroughadifferentexitabout20minuteslater.Hehasnotbeenidentifiedorlocated.

Allpassengershadtobere-screened.Nothingsuspiciouswasfoundintheterminal.


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