WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Palm Beach International Airport terminal
was shut down for more than two hours after a worker passed through security
without taking off his shoes.
Officials with the Transportation Security Administration closed the
concourse shortly after a skycap evaded the checkpoint around 6 p.m.
Tuesday, said airport spokeswoman Lisa de la Rionda.
Two bomb-sniffing dogs searched the area but found no explosives.
Passengers were prevented from boarding flights in the concourse until
about 8:45 p.m. Airport and law enforcement officials could not say how
people or flights were affected by the shutdown.
Earlier Tuesday at the airport, Christine Colangeli, 31, of Vermont,
arrested for having a 4 1/2 inch steak knife concealed in a carry-on bag.
She was brought to the Palm Beach County Jail and later released on $500
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There have been 10 security breaches this year at the airport.