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    Newark terminal locked down; search continues for man

    CNN) -- Hours after a security breach forced the closure of a terminal at the Newark, New Jersey, airport Sunday, authorities were still searching for a man who went the wrong way through a checkpoint exit.

    The incident happened at about 5:20 p.m. at Terminal C, when an individual walked from the public side to the secure "sterile" side for passengers who had cleared screening, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

    No flights were allowed to leave from Terminal C Sunday evening and thousands of other travelers who had reached the sterile area after going through checkpoints were moved back to the public area to be re-screened, the TSA said.

    Authorities are reviewing video from airport cameras. They are not sure whether the man was once on the sterile side and went back, or if he never went through screening, TSA spokeswoman Anne Davis said.

    Watch more about the situation in Newark Video

    The incident caused arrival delays and mainly affected Continental Airlines, which is the airport's largest tenant.

    CNN's Alina Cho, who arrived at the airport Saturday night on a flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, described the hectic scene: "For the people who are hoping to fly out of Newark this evening, there is not a lot of movement."

    She said many passengers who had already boarded outgoing flights had to get off planes to be re-screened.

    "I just saw one woman pleading with a gate agent, saying that she had two small children and a heart condition -- that she simply could not take this," Cho said. "But of course, there will be no exceptions."

    Newark Liberty International Airport, which is about 15 miles from Manhattan, is the second-largest hub for Continental.

    The airport handles about 35 million passengers a year.

    Newark terminal locked down; search continues for man - CNN.com

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    Re: Newark terminal locked down; search continues for man

    Dang, there we go again, yet another fault of Bush!

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    Re: Newark terminal locked down; search continues for man

    Did this "individual" look Islamic, I wonder?
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    Re: Newark terminal locked down; search continues for man

    Wow... the whole system grounds to a halt just like that.

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    Re: Newark terminal locked down; search continues for man

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Wow... the whole system grounds to a halt just like that.
    Yep, I am not sure that it should. It happens because people at ALL levels are too afraid of being the one pointed at if a security incident happens.

    And really, how can one argue with "Is it worth avoiding inconvenience to thousands of passengers to risk the lives of some of them?"

    Of course there are lots of things we don't do that could save millions of lives annually, but we don't do them, sometimes for as petty of a reason as vanity. But, whatever.

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    Re: Newark terminal locked down; search continues for man

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    CNN) -- Hours after a security breach forced the closure of a terminal at the Newark, New Jersey, airport Sunday, authorities were still searching for a man who went the wrong way through a checkpoint exit.

    The incident happened at about 5:20 p.m. at Terminal C, when an individual walked from the public side to the secure "sterile" side for passengers who had cleared screening, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

    No flights were allowed to leave from Terminal C Sunday evening and thousands of other travelers who had reached the sterile area after going through checkpoints were moved back to the public area to be re-screened, the TSA said.

    Authorities are reviewing video from airport cameras. They are not sure whether the man was once on the sterile side and went back, or if he never went through screening, TSA spokeswoman Anne Davis said.

    Watch more about the situation in Newark Video

    The incident caused arrival delays and mainly affected Continental Airlines, which is the airport's largest tenant.

    CNN's Alina Cho, who arrived at the airport Saturday night on a flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, described the hectic scene: "For the people who are hoping to fly out of Newark this evening, there is not a lot of movement."

    She said many passengers who had already boarded outgoing flights had to get off planes to be re-screened.

    "I just saw one woman pleading with a gate agent, saying that she had two small children and a heart condition -- that she simply could not take this," Cho said. "But of course, there will be no exceptions."

    Newark Liberty International Airport, which is about 15 miles from Manhattan, is the second-largest hub for Continental.

    The airport handles about 35 million passengers a year.

    Newark terminal locked down; search continues for man - CNN.com
    Okay......

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    Re: Newark terminal locked down; search continues for man

    Anybody know if they found their missing man? Even on CNN today I'm not seeing anything unless I missed it. It's like they just dropped it.

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