Newark Airport Terminal Locked Down Sunday Night After Security Breach

People traveling through Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday were in for a bit of a wait, as authorities locked down Terminal C for more than two hours after a man breached security.

CBS New York reports that shortly before 7 p.m., a man illegally entered the terminal through a door in a secure hallway.

A passenger waiting in the terminal tells the Associated Press that he heard yelling and then saw several TSA agents chasing a man.

Agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained the man and turned him over the Port Authority police.

The AP reports that the man had a ticket for a flight at the airport, but it was unclear why he entered the secure hallway.

Immediately after the man was detained, CBS New York reports, that per security protocol, the terminal was evacuated, put on lockdown and swept by authorities and K9 units. It reopened around 9:30 p.m.

Travelers at the airport took to Twitter during the lockdown, showing long lines of people waiting to re-enter the terminal.

Man Enters Secure Hallway at Newark Liberty Airport [The Associated Press]
Newark Liberty Terminal C Reopens After Security Breach [CBS New York]