Traveler triggers Detroit airport lockdown

A Detroit Metropolitan Airport spokesman says the facility's largest terminal went under a lockdown after a passenger left a secure area, then re-entered without submitting to a security check.
AP Wire
May 29, 2014


Spokesman Michael Conway says the incident happened about 9 p.m. EDT and triggered the locking of gates around the airport's McNamara Terminal. Conway says authorities found the man, took him into custody and don't believe he presents any further security risk.
Conway says the U.S. Transportation Security Administration was able to review video of the man and thinks he didn't leave any objects behind. Conway says it's believed the man failed to comply with an order to go back through security.
Conway says agents were searching the terminal as a precaution. He said the gates remained closed at 10 p.m. EDT.


Tri-cities realist

Great. So now all any group would have to do to shut down our airlines nationwide for a couple of hours is to skip by security (exactly how that happened is a good question) at all of the major airports. Hopefully there aren't any of those miscreants lurking on here, although some of us have been called worse.


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