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Security breach reported at Detroit Metro Airport Sunday

Posted at 6:22 AM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 06:24:01-05

ROMULUS, Mich. (WXYZ) — Detroit Metro Airport experienced a security scare on Sunday.

A father was dropping off his child, an unaccompanied minor, at the airport at the North Terminal, when they walked up to a security checkpoint.

Airport officials say the father removed a barricade in front of a closed metal detector and they both walked in without being screened.

TSA officers contacted police, who quickly located the father and child.

The child was taken back to a checkpoint for screening. Police took the father into custody for breaching security. Officials say he was likely ticketed and released.

Operations returned to normal at the North Terminal around 5:30 p.m.