TSA error causes big delays for Texas airport

TSA error causes big delays for Texas airport

Posted: Dec 26, 2010 8:32 AM Updated: Dec 26, 2010 10:18 AM Sunday, December 26, 2010 12:18 PM ESTSunday, December 26, 2010 10:32 AM EST

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DALLAS (CNN) – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was unable to find a woman who breached a security checkpoint at a Texas airport Christmas day, despite a manhunt that left more than 100 flights delayed.
The TSA said agents spotted something suspicious while an elderly woman went through a full-body scanner at the Dallas Fort Woth International Airport.
By the time security agents tried to pull the woman aside for additional screening, she’d already moved into the terminal.
TSA described the slip-up as a minor error, although it sparked a manhunt throughout the entire airport. Security agents mobilized the command post. Officers searched terminals for the women, whose photos were given to gate agents.
In the process, officers held dozens of flights in order to search planes.
“That breach delayed more than 100 flights coming in and out of the airport,” said Jonathan Betz, with Dallas Forth Worth International Airport. “Some passengers had to wait up to two hours.”
After hours of searching, agents still were not able to locate the woman.
Agents said she did nothing wrong and likely didn’t even realize security had flagged her.
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