JFK Airport Jet Ski Security Breach Prompts Port Authority Investigation
A security breach that occurred at JFK International Airport over the weekend has the NY and NJ Port Authority fuming, launching an investigation into the oversight.
It all started when 31-year-old Daniel Castillo's jet ski broke down near the airport; he then left the watercraft, swam up to the JFK grounds, climbed an 8-foot security fence, and walked across two runways before entering an airport terminal. It's also worth noting that the airport, one of the nation's busiest, has a $100 million security system.
The Port Authority issued the following statement in response to the breach:
"The Port Authority took immediate action to increase its 24/7 police presence with round the clock patrols of the facility's perimeter and increased patrols by boat of the surrounding waterway. We have called for an expedited review of the incident and a complete investigation to determine how Raytheon's perimeter intrusion detection system-which exceeds federal requirements-could be improved. Our goal is to keep the region's airports safe and secure at all times."