Security breach at Newark Airport raises questions - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

Security breach at Newark Airport raises questions

Posted: Updated:
NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) -

A security breach at Newark Liberty Airport has law enforcement and passengers shaking their heads. Now some are wondering if the airport itself is secure, or if anyone can get on the runways by just hopping a fence.

The electronic fence around Newark Airport is part of multimillion-dollar perimeter intrusion detection system, or PIDS, that is supposed to keep out criminals and terrorists by alerting authorities if there is a breach. But somehow a 24-year-old Jersey City man wearing women's clothes managed to get inside the secure zone and all the way up to Terminal C, according to the Port Authority.

Port Authority police union president Paul Nunziato took us to the scene and explained what he believes happened: the man climbed over two fences, crossed two runways and active taxiways and then approached an airline worker, who called police.

The Port Authority said it is still investigating how Siyah Bryant got on airport property. The Port Authority insists the system worked: an alarm went off and Bryant was seen on security video. However, the agency is taking a close look at an employee who was supposed to monitor the system.

Authorities checked his name against wanted lists, slapped him with a misdemeanor trespassing summons, and let him go.

Passengers we spoke with were surprised that security on the outside doesn't seem to be as tight as inside the terminals.

  • New Jersey NewsNew Jersey NewsMore>>

  • Rally, prayer service for soon-to-close casinos

    Rally, prayer service for soon-to-close casinos

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:33 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:33:32 GMT
    Revel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo courtesy Revel Entertainment)Revel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo courtesy Revel Entertainment)
    Hundreds of workers who will lose their jobs at three Atlantic City casinos scheduled to close in the next few weeks are looking for some divine intervention. Employees of Revel, the Showboat and Trump Plaza will hold a rally Wednesday night followed by a prayer service at a nearby church. Showboat and Revel are due to close over Labor Day weekend, with Trump Plaza shutting down on Sept. 16.
    Hundreds of workers who will lose their jobs at three Atlantic City casinos scheduled to close in the next few weeks are looking for some divine intervention. Employees of Revel, the Showboat and Trump Plaza will hold a rally Wednesday night followed by a prayer service at a nearby church. Showboat and Revel are due to close over Labor Day weekend, with Trump Plaza shutting down on Sept. 16.
  • Montclair-Boonton trains face delays

    Montclair-Boonton trains face delays

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:20:21 GMT
    Workers continue making repairs after a New Jersey Transit train derailed on the Montclair-Boonton line.
    Workers continue making repairs after a New Jersey Transit train derailed on the Montclair-Boonton line. NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder says passengers on that line are facing delays of up to 20 minutes in both directions on Wednesday because the railroad can only use one track. The train derailed between the Bay Street and Walnut Street stations in Montclair on Tuesday afternoon. No one was injury and passengers were safely transferred from the train.
  • Christie talks casinos, Springsteen at town hall

    Christie talks casinos, Springsteen at town hall

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:49:34 GMT
    Gov. Chris Christie of New JerseyGov. Chris Christie of New Jersey
    Gov. Chris Christie talked Atlantic City casinos and defended his use of Bruce Springsteen music in the latest installment of his summer "No Pain, No Gain" town hall series on Tuesday. Many previous events have featured protests by retirees and labor groups as well as Atlantic City casino workers urging Christie to do more to save their jobs following a series of announced closures.
    Gov. Chris Christie talked Atlantic City casinos and defended his use of Bruce Springsteen music in the latest installment of his summer "No Pain, No Gain" town hall series on Tuesday. Many previous events have featured protests by retirees and labor groups as well as Atlantic City casino workers urging Christie to do more to save their jobs following a series of announced closures.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices