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Flights stopped after man skirts security

world Updated: Jan 04, 2010 11:54 IST

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Airline passengers have begun boarding their planes at a New Jersey airport after their flights were grounded for hours when a man bypassed security by walking through a checkpoint exit into the secure side of a terminal. Authorities were searching for the man at Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday night.


Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Ann Davis says the man had been seen walking down an exit lane at Terminal C, which is used by Houston-based Continental Airlines Inc. Screening was halted while air safety authorities looked at surveillance tapes to try to identify the man.


Passengers were taken from the secure side of the terminal and moved to the open side to go through screening again.