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Kiss caused airport scare

Newark airport was shut down because of man who slipped past security to kiss a woman goodbye

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Video footage released today reveals that the security scare that shut down Newark airport for hours on Sunday and forced thousands of passengers to go through re-screening was caused by a man who snuck under a security cordon to kiss a woman goodbye. The man, who remains unidentified, was able to enter the secure area because a security officer had left his post. The officer is now on administrative leave and the Port Authority, the agency in charge of the airport, has been severely criticized for allowing the security breach, which happened only just over a week after the attempted bombing of an American airliner on Christmas day.

Reuters

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