October 1, 2014
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A Transportation Security Administration agent was arrested at a New Jersey airport after authorities say she avoided a pre-flight screening and boarded a plane.
Authorities say Wanda Weems of Newark was detained Friday morning at Newark Liberty International Airport after she boarded a
Continental Airlines flight bound for Houston.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman John Kelly
said Saturday that a subsequent investigation by agency police found she was wanted on traffic-related warrants. The agency operates the airport.
The flight was delayed for more than an hour as each passenger was taken off the plane and screened again.
It's unclear why Weems avoided the screenings. TSA officials didn't immediately return telephone calls seeking comment Saturday.
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