NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal agents weren’t able to immediately retrieve surveillance images of a man who breached security at Newark Liberty International Airport because a camera system wasn’t working properly.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman John Kelly says the camera at a security checkpoint was streaming live images on Sunday but wasn’t recording them.
That made it impossible for Transportation Security Administration workers to check an image of a man seen walking in through an exit door Sunday evening until it could view tapes from a nearby Continental Airlines surveillance camera.
The incident shut down an entire terminal at the airport and stopped flights for six hours.
The TSA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.