As many as 11 people walked through the Terminal 5 screening area, unattended at the checkpoint of New York’s JFK Airport. The incident happened around 6 a.m.
Police were racing around 8 a.m. to find these passengers after getting “belated notification” from the Transportation Security Administration(TSA), and concluded that all the travelers likely boarded flights.
The TSA said, “Early reports indicate 3 passengers did not receive required secondary screening after alarming the walk through metal detector. All personal carry-on bags received required screening. A K9 team was present at the checkpoint at the time of the incident.”
The metal detector went off three times as the travelers walked through, sources told the New York Daily News, which broke the story.
Terminal 5 is used primarily by JetBlue Airways. The airline did not immediately comment.