Newark Airport Checkpoint Shut Down Over Unscreened Liquid

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Dumb keeps getting dumber ...

    CBS News New York: Newark Airport Checkpoint Shut Down Over Unscreened Liquid

    A security checkpoint was briefly shut down at Newark Liberty International Airport Sunday, after officials discovered that a bottle of liquid had passed through without being screened properly. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Spokesman Ron Marsico told The Record the incident occurred shortly before 7:30 a.m. Sunday at checkpoint 1 in Terminal C.

    Transportation Security Administration officials said the bottle’s owner was quickly found and the bottle was rescreened “with negative results.” The passenger was then cleared to fly, and the checkpoint reopened around 7:45 a.m.


    Authorities did not identify what type of liquid was in the bottle but told the newspaper that it was a substance that is, in fact, allowed on planes. But it was larger than the 3.4 ounce limit that the TSA has set for passengers.


    In other words, they tracked guy down after he had cleared security and stole his stuff. :td:

    And despite the fact that the guy had appearant left the checkpoint, the CLOSED the checkpoint for 15 minutes, thereby delaying hundreds of people at a peak time in an airport where you often have to shuttle to another terminal after you clear security. :td:

    Major fail, TSA! :td:
     
  2. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    55,000 chicken littles, all dressed in blue.
     
  3. Authorities did not identify what type of liquid was in the bottle but told the newspaper that it was a substance that is, in fact, allowed on planes.

    I'll bet it was a bottle of water. What do you think? Or maybe a soda.
     
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  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    TSA liquid restrictions add zip to safety and the financial impack is millions of dollars each year. Time to boot the transportation statsi's out of the country.
     
  5. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    I know the NY metro airports get a lot of traffic, but Newark seems to lead the pack when it comes to crying wolf. This doesn't happen as near as often in ATL, LAX or ORD which see way more traffic than EWR.
     
  6. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    And this is why every train I get on in the NE corridor is full up. Even when I had to change trains at Union Station DC while Obamalamadingdong did his thing, no problem. A few more AMTRAK cops, a few more DC and other police uniforms, and not a freedom fluffer in sight. Show my ticket on the tablet screen and walk to the train. With several bottles of ginger ale and some Tastycake pies, which would have been stolen by the amateur proctologists.
     
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  7. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    That's exactly why they won't disclosed what the liquid was, they'd ve laughed at to admit it was a bottle of water.
    Exceeded my expectations and do have some seems of embarrassment left.

     
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  8. saulblum

    saulblum Original Member

  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Sounds like the baby food bottle incident happened about 4 hours ago today. The earlier-referenced incident occurred about 7:30 a.m. last Sunday.

    But we have to err on the safe side -- that brat might have been the one-in-a-billion tewwywrist-baby-bottle-bomber.
     
  10. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    WTF is with EWR? Do they train for incompetence?

    Seems these are always at EWR. I have avoided EWR as a departure location since the late 1990's because it was such a miserable airport. I didn't think it could get any worse back then but get proven wrong once or twice a month.
     
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