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Man breaches security at YYZ T1 towards Jazz Flight.

Old Jan 4, 08, 10:05 am
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Man breaches security at YYZ T1 towards Jazz Flight.

Few details... but just saw on the news someone is under arrest at Pearson for having breached security. He/she was arrested at or near the gate to an AC Jazz flight.

Allegedly the person just ran through the security screening point.

*EDITORAL ON*

It seems the GTAA used their K9s to "sweep" for bombs and did not clear the sterile area, much like they have done in the US. Always thinking about dollars those GTAA people... guess they don't care for knives or anything else the guy could have potentially dropped.

*EDITORIAL OFF*

Initial details here... Mississauga News

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Old Jan 4, 08, 10:22 am
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Old Jan 4, 08, 10:25 am
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Old Jan 4, 08, 11:22 am
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CTV.ca has now picked it up:

Man arrested after security scare at Pearson

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNew...hub=TopStories

Updated Fri. Jan. 4 2008 12:58 PM ET

toronto.ctv.ca

There were tense moments at Canada's busiest airport on Friday morning after a man ran through a security check without being screened at Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

Officials with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority said the incident occurred inside Terminal One at about 9:30 a.m.

Police and airport security personnel chased down the 20-year-old man and had him in custody within 10 minutes.
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Old Jan 4, 08, 11:25 am
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luckly he did it in YYZ not YVR!
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Old Jan 4, 08, 12:50 pm
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I took them ten minutes to chase him down !!
Come on. Now that's being out of shape.
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Old Jan 4, 08, 1:25 pm
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I was witness to portions of this incident. As it happens, a friend was on the flight to YYG that was boarding when it occurred.

The kid looked completely strung out; he was dishevelled and was wearing a suit vest with no shirt. A few of the passengers on the flight had him restrained when Peel arrived. I hope he gets some help.
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Old Jan 4, 08, 1:36 pm
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The kid looked completely strung out; he was dishevelled and was wearing a suit vest with no shirt.
Sounds like a rock star!
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Originally Posted by pr0digy25 View Post
Sounds like a rock star!
Maybe he was feeling rejuvenated!
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Story is out on various news outlets now.

It's odd / annoying / alarming that security can't chase someone down. You'd think security would have a few people posted in various areas of the airport so that even if the guys chasing from behind can't catch up, someone could have cut him off from the front.

Anyway, they can't catch a speedy person but aren't we all glad they continue to confiscate those bottles of water at the x-ray machine?
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Old Jan 4, 08, 2:11 pm
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RCyyz, you have a great point....

Let's say this (what appears to be) emotionally disturbed individual was someone more "determined" and had a backpack full of plastique... then runs to a gate that he knows is boarding (by way of an accomplice).

As we all know, the cockpit door is usually open when the plane is boarding... so things could spiral wildly out of control from there.

Airport security is too reactive and not proactive... only seems to change it's structure in response to events, rather than actively countering them.
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Old Jan 4, 08, 8:25 pm
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Originally Posted by pr0digy25 View Post
Let's say this (what appears to be) emotionally disturbed individual was someone more "determined" and had a backpack full of plastique... then runs to a gate that he knows is boarding (by way of an accomplice).

As we all know, the cockpit door is usually open when the plane is boarding... so things could spiral wildly out of control from there.
I'm perplexed about what benefit you perceive it to be for a perpetrator to make it airside to a gate/jetway/cockpit with said backpack, versus for example venturing into the landside arrivals area or customs preclearance hall?
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Old Jan 4, 08, 8:48 pm
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I'm perplexed about what benefit you perceive it to be for a perpetrator to make it airside to a gate/jetway/cockpit with said backpack, versus for example venturing into the landside arrivals area or customs preclearance hall?
It's been awhile, but let me dig into my university Criminology...

The same reason why people hijack buses, boats and other modes of transportation rather than a shopping mall.

Largely that you have a large number of people, confined into a small area that has limited means of ingress/egress (human capital) and the venue itself can also used to attempt a quick flight (no pun intended) from justice.

Why do you think D.B. Cooper didn't rob a bank?
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Old Jan 5, 08, 12:11 pm
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It gets worse - what a farce this 'security' is.

This gives pre-boarding a whole new meaning.

http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=95079&sc=98


Security gave chase but the man outran and dodged them, eventually randomly selecting a gate where passengers were loading into an Air Canada Jazz CRJ100 aircraft for its flight to Charlottetown.
The man calmly walked down the “jetway” boarding ramp telling people he was helping another passenger to board.


Andy Montague, of Toronto, at the Charlottetown airport Friday. Fellow passengers are calling him a hero after he talked a disturbed young man out of an airliner cockpit, then wrestled the man down until police arrived. Guardian photo
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Old Jan 5, 08, 12:22 pm
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Hopefully AC will tighten up its policies - maybe the door should be locked @ all times. I know pre-flight they get reports from FAs, ground agents, cargo agents etc., but clearly it's a security risk to just leave the door open?
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