USA: Undercover footage shows New York JFK workers entering restricted airport area with no security checks.
Undercover video footage has captured staff sneaking into the restricted area of JFK Airport in New York City. The cell phone clips, obtained by CBS News, show workers breezing through the gates without a bag-check or identity scrutiny, simply by scanning a card and entering a pin code. It has sent shock waves through the security industry amid heightened fears of terrorism.
New York remains the city with the highest estimated risk of a terrorist attack in the United States, 15 years on from 9/11. The identities of the staff seen entering the restricted area in the video have not been confirmed. The footage has been released on the same day the TSA announced a major shake-up of its top-level security staff and as wait times to go through security increase.
Kelly Hoggan was removed from his post as the agency's top security official Monday and replaced by a former federal security director in Los Angeles and New York, Darby LaJoye. There is also a new management team in charge of screening operations at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. It was announced on Monday after a series of Capitol Hill hearings focused on allegations of agency mismanagement. The focus of the shake-up, however, will be to reorganize how passengers are screened.
One Senator reacting to the CBS footage warned airports are not acknowledging the risks of flaws in their own internal operations.
Source: Daily Mail.
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