More TSA Insecurity … JFK International Airport’s Terminal 7 Shut Down & Evacuated After Unplugged Metal Detector Causes Mass Chaos


UNREAL,  I feel safe that the TSA can protect us from terrorism when they cannot even figure out that a metal detector was unplugged.

Chaos ensued yesterday at New York City’s JFK International Airport when Terminal 7 was shut down and evacuated after it was determined that a metal detector was unplugged. Hundreds of passengers were forced to redo the security screenings as well as two airplanes were called back from the runway as they were preparing to take off. WTF!!! Can you imagine what the hostility must have been like all caused by complete incompetence from the TSA and one of their agents.

From Airplane, looks like the TSA picked the wrong week to quit checking unplugged metal detectors

The TSA’s bungling reached a new low yesterday when a JFK Airport terminal had to be evacuated and hundreds of passengers marched back through security screening all because one dimwitted agent failed to realize his metal detector had been unplugged, sources told The Post.

The stunning error led to hours of delays, two planes called back from the runway and infinite frustration for furious passengers.

“The truth is, this is the failure of the most basic level of diligence,” a law-enforcement source said.

“How can you expect the public to feel confident of the mission of the TSA if they don’t even know if the lights are turned on?”

This incident is simply beyond comprehension. Its one think to fondle little boys and girls and frisk granny like a common perp all in the name of national security … but to be so incompetent that you do not realize that the friggin “on” light was, um, on? Seriously! The TSA agent actually had no idea that the metal detector was not plugged in as hundreds of passengers went thru the machine with not one light flashing. At what point does common sense take over and one think that something might be wrong? Good grief!

The chaos at Terminal 7 was caused by screener Alija Abdul Majed, who had manned Lane No. 1 during the morning shift with no idea his metal detector had no juice, sources said.

Amazingly, he failed to realize that alert lights never flashed once as streams of passengers filed through the dead detector, the sources said.

Majed was so clueless that he couldn’t even tell police how long the machine had been shut off or how it happened, the sources said.

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    One Response to “More TSA Insecurity … JFK International Airport’s Terminal 7 Shut Down & Evacuated After Unplugged Metal Detector Causes Mass Chaos”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on June 24th, 2012 12:01 pm

      This tells all of us just how totally incompetent the whole TSA operation has become.

      When supervision is not present or has no knowledge of how the equipment works, can there be any real security?

      This entire agency is a huge federal government “make work” program and its ability to function in its intended mission is zero.

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