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Jan 4, 2010 9:29 AM by Associated Press

Passengers board jets after man skips NJ security

Airline passengers have begun boarding their planes at a New Jersey airport after flights were grounded for hours when a man bypassed security by walking through a checkpoint exit into the secure side of a terminal.

Authorities were searching for the man at Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday night.

Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Ann Davis says the man walked down an exit lane at Terminal C, which is used by Houston-based Continental Airlines Inc. Screening was halted
while air safety authorities looked at surveillance tapes to try to identify the man.

Passengers were taken from the secure side of the terminal to the open side to go through screening again.

The TSA says the terminal was searched thoroughly to make sure no dangerous objects were in it before the boarding began.

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