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Published March 09, 2010, 08:12 AM

First security breach ever at Hector delays flights

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - T-S-A was forced to shutdown its security screening checkpoint at Hector Airport. It is the first "security breach" ever at Hector. This after a passenger coming off a flight walked back through a door he just came through. It delayed flights and passengers.

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY

It seems like an honest mistake. A young passenger arriving here at Hector with his family, coming off the flight, and walking thru the exit and into the terminal, then he changed his mind and decided he needed to use the bathroom so he walked back thru the exit without being screened.

“We at TSA suspended screening operations and the passenger was located in a terminal restroom.”

According to passengers, TSA guards yelled "breach" and closed the gates.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the restroom area was swept and the passenger was released with negative findings.”

According to some passengers, TSA officials used mirrors to check beneath the screening equipment before allowing screenings to begin following the hour long delay.

The breach shut down TSA screening leaving about 200 waiting in line and delaying two flights. Only Delta reported delays. United, Frontier, and Allegiant were not affected.