Security breach disrupts ops at John Wayne Airport

View Comments
American Airlines MD-80

(AP photo)

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – A spokeswoman says a security breach delayed flights and disrupted operations at John Wayne Airport for about an hour on Saturday.

Jenny Wedge said a passenger did not show officers proper ID during an initial security screening at the Orange County airport around 6:30 a.m.

She said the passenger was asked to go through a secondary screening, but did not do so. That prompted authorities to halt all passenger screenings and operations to conduct a sweep of the airport’s three terminals.

The Orange County Register reports the airport reopened around 7:30 a.m. after authorities found the passenger, who was then rescreened and let go.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus