A portion of a terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Airport was evacuated after authorities say a man
walked through a passenger screening checkpoint and refused to comply with security officers.Screening was halted and gates closed off the terminal about 7:51 a.m. while officials viewed security videotape of the incident to find out what happened, according to airport spokesman Mike Conway.
The man was taken into custody and is being questioned by federal agents.“TSA followed him and tried to stop him, airport police were called, they confronted him and he wasn’t really listening to what he was being asked to do,” Conway said.
Conway also says the man’s vehicle was located at the airport in suburban Detroit, searched and towed.
One small section of the terminal was closed off and passengers had to be re-screened.
Sources tell Fox 2 that airport officers went running through the crowd and screamed “everybody out” and “get out of here.”
“About eight officers were escorting a guy out the door and into a state police car and I heard someone yell ‘get him out of here.
It’s unclear at this point if the man will face criminal charges.
Passenger screening resumed around 8:40 a.m., according to Conway.