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Sea-Tac Terminals Evacuated After Security Breach

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TSA Statement: 

TSA statement on SEA terminal evacuation On Tuesday, March 19, around 7:30 PM PDT, an individual went through an exit lane and entered the sterile area of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.  TSA officials and members of the Port of Seattle Police Department immediately began a search for the individual and located him just prior to 9 PM PDT.  Security and law enforcement authorities evacuated portions of the airport terminal, requiring passengers to be rescreened.  Normal security checkpoint operations resumed at approximately 9:20 PM PDT.  The circumstances surrounding this incident are under review.   

Previous Coverage: 

SEATTLE, Wash. - If you were traveling through Sea-Tac airport Tuesday night, you probably experienced some delays.

A KHQ employee was inside the airport Tuesday night when they were told all passengers were to be evacuated from concourses C, D & central terminals.

Airport spokesman Perry Cooper told media outlets it appears someone went through a secure area through an exit. He also stated that it did not appear to be anything malicious.

Passengers were evacuated and taken back through check points for re-screening.

Outbound flights were delayed as a result.

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