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March 19, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Security breach leads to evacuations at Sea-Tac Airport

A security breach led to an evacuation of terminal concourses and to  flight delays at Sea-Tac Airport tonight.

The evacuation of more than 1000 people was prompted when someone accidentally went into a secure area through an exit lane around 7:30 p.m., said Port of Seattle spokesman Peter McGraw.

Transportation Security Administration officials and members of the Port of Seattle Police Department immediately searched for the individual and found him just before 9 p.m., according to TSA spokeswoman Lorie Dankers.

The C, D and Central terminal concourses were evacuated so that those passengers could go through security checks again.

“We take security very seriously so, as a precaution, this is what happens when somebody compromises a secure area,” McGraw said.

Flights were able to resume by 9:20 p.m., McGraw said.

According to some tweets about being re-screened, the security check line was a little longer this time around.

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