Sydney Airport Triggers Full-Scale Security Alert after Man on iPad wanders through Exit
- By Matt Holden
- Sep 29, 2014
The Sydney Airport issued a full-scale security alert, causing the evacuation of a terminal, thanks to a man who was too busy on his iPad to pay attention to any signage. Terminal 3 of the airport, which is used for domestic flights, was cleared out after the man entered without passing through the correct security screening.
According to a report, the man forgot something which led to him entering the wrong way after heading towards his plane.
“The man disembarked a flight and left. It appears he wasn’t paying attention, was looking at his iPad, forgot something and went back past (the security area),” a Qantas spokeswoman said.
Several flights were delayed as a result of the breach.
Matt Holden is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. He received his MFA and BA in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and Security Today.