West, Kim Kardashian bypass security at JFK
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013 8:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had to be privately screened after an airline employee allowed them to bypass a security checkpoint at New York’s Kennedy International Airport.
Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says the celebrity couple had arrived on an international flight on Tuesday and were escorted by an airline employee “through a non-public area ... to their domestic flight.”
Farbstein says this violated security protocols by bypassing the TSA checkpoint. She says that prompted TSA officials to conduct the private screening.
The rapper and reality TV star were eventually cleared to board their flight, which departed after about a 50-minute delay.
Published in The Messenger 2.14.13