US boy, 9, walks through security and on to plane without ticket
on 06/10/2013 16:17:43
Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan said security screened the boy at the airport shortly after 10.30am on Thursday. He then boarded a Delta flight that left for Las Vegas at 11.15am.
Mr Hogan says the flight crew became suspicious and contacted Las Vegas police, who met the crew upon landing and transferred the boy to child protection services.
Delta and the Transportation Security Agency released statements saying they were investigating.
Mr Hogan says the boy is expected to return to Minneapolis-St Paul.