News Article - February 17 2006

Philadelphia International Airport Security Scare
(CBS 3) PHILADELPHIA Police are investigating a security scare at Philadelphia International Airport. Airport spokesperson Mark Pesce says a TSA worker questioned a traveler attempting to make his way through a security checkpoint in Terminal A West around 8:30 a.m. Friday. During a routine pat-down, a TSA worker noticed the male was wearing a leg brace with a rubber band around it. When the TSA employee asked what the rubber band was for the male replied he had something bad and ran away from the checkpoint toward the parking garage. The man fled onto Airport Road where he was arrested. Pesce says while the man was eluding security he discarded an item and changed some clothing. Officers canvassed the area in search of the discarded items and discovered the man had been carrying drugs. Charges are pending following an investigation and Pesce says neither foot nor air traffic was affected because the man never made it passed security. There were no injuries.


Source - KYW