NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities are searching for a man who walked through a screening checkpoint exit into the secure side of a terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport. Flights have been grounded, and passengers are being re-screened.
Homeland Security Department spokeswoman Sari Koshetz says a man was seen walking down an exit lane at Terminal C about 5:30 p.m.
Sunday. Screening was halted in the terminal while authorities looked at surveillance tapes to identify the man.
Passengers in the Continental terminal have been moved to the open side of the airport to go through screening again. The security line was emptied, and passengers were waiting in check-in areas at about 8 p.m.
Continental spokeswoman Susannah Thurston says it's an airport security issue not involving the Houston-based airline.
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