Security Scare At Newark Liberty International Airport
Updated: Monday, 01 Nov 2010, 4:30 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 01 Nov 2010, 3:29 PM EDT
BY LUKE FUNK
MYFOXNY.COM – Law enforcement sources say three men running for a plane caused a security scare at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday afternoon.
The three men had been screened at the C2 checkpoint in Terminal C and apparently took off running to catch a flight. There was confusion at the checkpoint and some security personnel apparently thought the men had breached security.
A search was started and a Continental Express flight that left the terminal was reportedly ordered back to the terminal as part of the investigation.
The details were finally untangled and the incident was declared over.
The incident comes three days after the Department of Homeland Security said that aviation security was being tightened in the aftermath of a plot to transport bombs on cargo planes heading to the United States.
A UPS plane was searched at the airport on Friday as part of the world-wide investigation that started unfolding on Thursday night.
In January, a man breached security and caused a major travel mess at Newark Liberty International.
Haisong Jiang was arrested several days later at his home in Piscataway, N.J.
Jiang, a student at Rutgers University at the time, had wanted to say goodbye to his girlfriend and then went through an exit into the secure terminal. When the breach was noticed on security cameras, the terminal was evacuated and every passenger had to be rescreened.
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