It appears that the security scare that led to shutting down Newark was due to a last minute kiss by a man who stepped over the line of a checkpoint. The amorous gesture led to a pile up at the airport and has now doubt led TSA to recommend kissing zones for passengers.
The man reportedly slipped into a secure area to give a woman one last goodbye kiss at the C-1 security checkpoint. A TSA officer was supposed to be standing in the area and the woman raised a rope to allow the man to go underneath to allow them to walk hand-in-hand toward the boarding area. It was a pretty stupid thing to do but the result was a terminal case of affection for everyone in Terminal C to share.
I am waiting for the new calls by Peter King or Lt. General Tom McInerney that TSA crackdown on Muslims kissing in light of the security alert, here.
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