Video shows potential security breach at airport

Atlanta airport investigating perimeter fence incident

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is investigating an incident captured on video that appears to show a person outside the airport’s perimeter fence throwing a bag to someone inside the fence.

The airport said in a written statement that it takes “any potential security breach seriously.” In the video, posted online, the person inside the fence”appears to be an airline employee,” according to the airport, which said it is working to “determine a positive identification.”

“We will take appropriate action to ensure employees understand their responsibility for complying with airport policies and procedures and the consequences of failing to comply,” according to the airport.

The online posting says the video was taken from the airport’s cell phone lot.

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines said it is reviewing the episode to determine if it was a Delta employee involved and said it has “no tolerance for clear breaches of security protocols.”

Separately on Saturday, a false alarm triggered a security breach containment system at Hartsfield-Jackson. The containment system stops the Plane Train people-mover and allows passengers to get off the train, but keeps them contained in the transportation mall below the concourses. It delayed passengers by about 25 minutes, but in that incident there was no security breach, according to the airport. “Our investigation determined the malfunction occurred as a result of human error,” the airport said in a written statement.

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