Thursday, January 07, 2010
Video Released Showing Newark Liberty Security Breach
The guard leaves his post about 5 minutes into the 6 minute video and about 30 seconds later a man and his significant other walk through in the opposite direction.
The video was released at the insistence of New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg. It was on a video system used by Continental Airlines, not the TSA system. The TSA system was inoperative.
The key moments:
1:01: TSA officer asks unidentified man to move away from secure area
4:54: TSA officer leaves his post
5:31: unidentified man enters secure area with the woman who had just emerged from secured area.
A commenter wonders if any corrective actions were taken against the guard who left his post. He was placed on administrative leave according to the NY Times.