Passenger Attempts To Breach Security At Orlando International Airport, Authorities Say

Passenger attempts to breach security at Orlando International Airport, officials say

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UPDATE 2:20 p.m. EST: Airport officials said delays continue as TSA workers resume screening passengers.

Passengers are being advised to arrive early for afternoon flights.

 

UPDATE 2:10 p.m. ESTOrlando police confirmed a man attempted to enter a checkpoint area and was later arrested.  Officers said the man reached into his pockets during the arrest which caused a panic after someone yelled that he had a gun.  Officers have not said if any weapons were found but said there is no current threat to the airport.

UPDATE 1:50 p.m. ESTOrlando police said a subject has been arrested after an attempted security breach at Orlando International Airport on Saturday.    The airport said security screening and shuttle services have resumed.

 

 

UPDATE 1:40 p.m. EST: WFTV reporter Michael Lopardi sees long line for gates 1-59 stretches all the way down the corridor past the food court.

 

Original report: A passenger attempted to breach security at a TSA checkpoint at Orlando International Airport, an airport spokesperson said.

The incident caused a security scare at around noon Saturday, WFTV-TV reported.

This attempted breach comes two weeks after a TSA worker died after jumping from a balcony inside the airport.

Airport officials said the incident occurred at the checkpoint for gates 1-59.

Law enforcement sources said the suspect was taken down with a stun gun.

Officials said the screening process was paused and will resume.

This is a breaking news story that will be updated as more information comes in.

 

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