Man bypasses security at JFK Airport; delays ensue

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say an airline passenger who bypassed security at New York City's Kennedy Airport is being questioned, and some flights have been delayed as a result.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the man passed through security in Terminal 8 without being screened at about 4:15 p.m. Saturday.

Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo (pehn-TAN'-jeh-loh) says passenger screening at the terminal was halted for about an hour and a half while authorities investigated the breach.

The breach has caused delays of up to an hour on all American Airlines flights at the terminal.

Authorities had no other information on the man or how he bypassed security.

Kennedy is one of the most heavily trafficked airports in the U.S., handling tens of millions of passengers each year.