KMOV on June 11, 2016, 4:50 p.m. CDT reported a security lapse on the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, St. Louis, Missouri. The breach, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), occurred around 4:30 p.m. due to a possible malfunction of the equipment due to unknown reasons.
Soon after, Concourse C of the airport was immediately evacuated by the security officials, and St. Louis Police Department, were dispatched to the airport.
The technical glitch that led to the security lapse affected normal airport operations at Missouri. The passengers were made undergo security checks more than once. This caused significant delays in almost a dozen flights arriving at and departing from Missouri.
Both the TSA and the police department are actively deployed at the airport and investigating the matter in compliance with established protocol. Further, a K9 unit has also been employed to check the perimeters so as to find out the root cause of equipment failure.
The Public Slate will provide updates when they are available.
Written by Bashar Saajid
Edited by Cathy Milne
KMOV: TSA Security Breach Forces Evacuation at Lambert International Airport
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