Checkpoint reopens at Charlotte airport after "security concern" - | WBTV Charlotte

Checkpoint reopens at Charlotte airport after "security concern"

Photo courtesy: Brittney Cason (@BrittneyCason) Photo courtesy: Brittney Cason (@BrittneyCason)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A checkpoint at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport was temporarily shut down on Thursday morning after airport officials say there was a "security concern."

According to airport spokesperson Lee Davis, there was a security concern at one of the checkpoints on Thursday morning.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says the incident happened around 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

"A passenger at Charlotte Douglas International Airport left the checkpoint prior to the completion of the screening process," TSA officials told WBTV, "A subsequent review of the X-ray image of the individual's carry-on bag indicated there were no prohibited items inside." 

The incident resulted in that checkpoint being temporarily shut down as the TSA investigated.

 

People in the airport say at the time no one was explaining why the checkpoints were being shut down. 

"I heard somebody say code red code red.  All of sudden they shut like the doors, where you get through security," said Andrus Mack of Charlotte, "All of a sudden what happened was I could see I asked one of the security guards they didn't want to respond to me about that. I kept on asking, but they kept ignoring me.  But other than that, I didn't know what was going on ma'am."

 

According to the TSA and airport officials, the checkpoints re-opened after about six minutes and normal operations resumed.

Copyright 2013 WBTV. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • SC-based hemp company to air national commercials for strain of medical marijuana

    SC-based hemp company to air national commercials for strain of medical marijuana

    Monday, November 20 2017 8:46 PM EST2017-11-21 01:46:19 GMT
    (Molly Grantham | WBTV)(Molly Grantham | WBTV)

    Janel Ralph is the CEO of Palmetto Synergistic Research, the company that makes this strain of medical marijuana. Ralph says her company is the first cannabis product-producing company approved by all major national networks for a commercial.

    More >>

    Janel Ralph is the CEO of Palmetto Synergistic Research, the company that makes this strain of medical marijuana. Ralph says her company is the first cannabis product-producing company approved by all major national networks for a commercial.

    More >>
  • Hundreds of new apartments approved Monday at Charlotte City Council meeting

    Hundreds of new apartments approved Monday at Charlotte City Council meeting

    Monday, November 20 2017 8:42 PM EST2017-11-21 01:42:07 GMT
    Construction of the concrete parking deck at South Boulevard and Poindexter Drive in Charlotte. (Davie Hinshaw | The Charlotte Observer)Construction of the concrete parking deck at South Boulevard and Poindexter Drive in Charlotte. (Davie Hinshaw | The Charlotte Observer)

    The two projects were both approved unanimously, without discussion. Monday’s meeting was the final zoning meeting for outgoing City Council members.

    More >>

    The two projects were both approved unanimously, without discussion. Monday’s meeting was the final zoning meeting for outgoing City Council members.

    More >>
  • Reporter Notebook: Chancellor Lee Adams at 18

    Reporter Notebook: Chancellor Lee Adams at 18

    Monday, November 20 2017 7:37 PM EST2017-11-21 00:37:37 GMT
    (Steve Crump | WBTV)(Steve Crump | WBTV)

    Joining the military, leaving home, or starting college are many of the actions coming to mind, but if your name is Chancellor Lee Adams reaching the age of 18 is another important step in a rather complicated journey.

    More >>

    Joining the military, leaving home, or starting college are many of the actions coming to mind, but if your name is Chancellor Lee Adams reaching the age of 18 is another important step in a rather complicated journey.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly