Terminal 2 passengers at San Diego International Airport have been requested to deplane and return to safety after a passenger bypassed safety.
SAN DIEGO — Travelers at San Diego International Airport have been forced to deplane and return to safety after an unknown passenger bypassed safety with out having their bag screened on Thursday.
“At roughly 12:25 p.m. right now at San Diego International Airport, a traveler took a carry-on that had been recognized for added screening and walked into the sterile space of the airport. TSA officers started looking for the traveler and weren’t ready to find him. As a end result, TSA made the choice to clear Terminal 2 West & East.
Law enforcement canines and TSA are at the moment conducting sweep of the terminal. Once that’s full, TSA will start rescreening all travelers as soon as the terminal is evident of any potential safety threats. We ask all travelers to train persistence whereas this incident is resolved.”
In a tweet, the airport stated the FAA issued a full ground-stop for departing flights at Terminal 2 whereas all passengers in post-security areas, together with boarded passengers might be rescreened.
The TSA stated roughly 5,000-7,000 passengers might be rescreened, as well as to travelers repeatedly scheduled to depart SAN.
“TSA will utilize overtime to ensure that the security checkpoints are staffed to rescreen travelers,” the TSA stated.
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