NEWARK – Federal officials released surveillance footage of the Jan. 3 security breach at Newark Liberty International Airport today.
The breach, which occurred when an unidentified man walked the wrong way down an exit lane at a security checkpoint, shut down the airport’s busiest terminal for hours. Officials have been unable to locate the man to question him about the incident.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) has pressured the Transportation Security Administration, the Port Authority and Continental Airlines for days to release the footage.
“It is unacceptable that the Port Authority took so long to produce this tape, but now that it is public we have a better chance of getting to the bottom of this major security incident,” Lautenberg said.
“The release of this video will give law enforcement another tool to help find the person who breached the security gate at Newark Liberty Airport,” the senator said. “I encourage this individual or anyone with knowledge of his identity to immediately contact law enforcement.”
Authorities also released two low-quality still photos of the suspect.
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