11 people pass through unmanned JFK security checkpoint
NEW YORK — Authorities are trying to find eight of 11 people who passed through an unattended security checkpoint at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday morning.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Joe Pentangelo said the incident happened at Terminal 5. Authorities identified three of the travelers, who got onto a flight to California, and will be screened upon arrival there. The eight others are believed to have boarded various flights.
The Transportation Security Administration confirmed three passengers were not properly screened after they walked through a metal detector, setting off alarms. However, they said all personal carry-on bags received the required screening.
The TSA said it is confident the incident "presents minimal risk to the aviation transportation system" but it is being reviewed.
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