CHARLOTTE, NC. "The airport staff have not yet said what the security fear is on Monday morning at Charlotte Douglas International.
The airport had tweed about 6 am that all security checkpoints were closed due to a security inspection. Five minutes later the airport announces that the checkpoints are open.
Channel 9 reporter Mark Barber was at the airport all day and learned a little more about what happened.
Passengers told him the agents were looking for a man with a bag, but TSA employees did not respond to Channel 9's requests.
Traveler Joy Williams said that after she had managed to protect her, she saw agents looking for someone.
"After we went through TSA, we had heard that they were looking for a white man of 40 or 50 who had a bag," Williams said. – It was pretty scary. Many people, it was quite intense.
Channel 9 attempted to call TSA, but it was directed directly to a voice message saying that they still can not answer calls because of the failure of federal government funding.
American Airlines said the man at the center of the fear of security was booked for a flight at Concourse E.
Travelers who were forced to wait in massive lines in the ticket zone while agents were looking for the man said about Channel 9 that they were happy to wait after learning why checkpoints were closed.
"I'm much better now than I know why." I prefer to wait, not to do it, "said Anne Eirich, traveling. "That makes your mind soothing. They do their job.
Travelers said that when the man was captured, all checkpoints opened back.
Until then, hundreds of passengers were packed in the ticket area, so the crowds stretched from one side of the building to the other.
Confused travelers who were stuck in the crowd said they were still frightened of shutting down the crossing point.
"I'm a little nervous now, but I have to go. It's my job, that's my job, "said Eric.
Passengers said the moment of the incident was the most dangerous. The government's closure is over, so the passengers said they thought they would not worry about TSA.
US airlines announced that everyone else in the crowds took their flights on time.
The airline said the only exceptions were passengers who would have to be on the same flight in Concourse A as a person who was at the center of security fears.
>> Channel 9 continues to reach the TSA to find out if there is any security threat at the airport, and there will be updates this evening at 5 o'clock.
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