By around 5 p.m., “Atlanta Police got a call from Delta Air Lines employees that an unaccompanied 11-year-old had tried to board one of their planes without a boarding pass,” according to Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos. “Officers spoke with the boy to make an effort to locate his family.”
A TSA spokeswoman told Channel 2 the boy didn’t have to show identification at security because he’s a minor. She also said he was not a security threat because he was screened at the checkpoint.
The child’s mother declined to comment to the news station.
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There was significant damage done to the building