A terminal at Newark Airport is currently in lockdown after a guy walked the wrong way through security, says CNN. It is not currently known whether or not this person is just a dumbass, or something more sinister.
The TSA says that the incident happened “at about 5:20 p.m. at Terminal C, when an individual walked from the public side to the secure “sterile” side for passengers who had cleared screening.” They are reviewing security tapes to determine if the person walked in off the street, or had already been screened and came from inside the terminal.
CNN says that Continental, which uses Newark as a hub, has the most affected passengers:
CNN’s Alina Cho, who arrived at the airport Saturday night on a flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, described the hectic scene: “For the people who are hoping to fly out of Newark this evening, there is not a lot of movement.”
She said many passengers who had already boarded outgoing flights had to get off planes to be re-screened.
“I just saw one woman pleading with a gate agent, saying that she had two small children and a heart condition — that she simply could not take this,” Cho said. “But of course, there will be no exceptions.”