Skateboarder Halts Denver Airport
Dec. 21, 2002
DENVER (AP) _ Passenger screening at Denver International Airport was shut down for about an hour while officials tried to determine whether a teenager running the wrong way on an escalator had evaded security checks.
Officials confirmed the teen had just gotten off a flight from New York's LaGuardia Airport and had not breached security. Passenger screening resumed by 6 p.m. Friday.
Authorities finally found the teen skateboarding on the platform for the trains that take passengers between the terminal and departure gates.
The boy's name was not released. Authorities were considering whether to file disorderly conduct charges.
Long lines of holiday travelers formed at the screening stations during the wait.