160 passengers forced to deplane after security breach

07/30/2009 | KNDO-TV/KNDU-TV (Yakima, Wash.)

Authorities aren't sure why a TSA agent walked away from his post at the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco, Wash., but they did acknowledge the security breach forced 160 passengers to de-board and re-board their plane. The screener, who was not identified, was supposed to be manning the metal detector when he went missing. "I think this is a fluke, a one-time incident," said Chris Cox of DHS.

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