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Arrest Made In JFK Security Breach

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Police have arrested the man they say was behind a security breach Saturday at JFK Airport that forced the evacuation of a busy terminal.

The Associated Press cites a Port Authority spokesman, identifying the man as Jules Paul Bouloute of Brooklyn.

They say the Haitian man was returning to the city from Haiti.

He's charged with criminal trespass and is expected to be arraigned Sunday evening.

Officials say Bouloute was getting off a flight when he walked through a restricted door, which is only supposed to be used by airport workers.

After tripping the alarm, officials say they were forced to re-screen all passengers.

The incident caused major delays for dozens of flights and thousands of travelers were affected.

"Well it happens. I just hope that somebody gets caught. Put them in prison for doing this kind of stuff," said one airline passenger.

"It's really frustrating, especially because our plane was already fully boarded before the time the breach supposedly occurred. So it seems impossible our plane would have been implicated by the breach. So I'm not sure why we were part of the group that had to be re-screened but I guess that's the way it goes," said another airline passenger.

Terminal 8 handles both domestic and international flights for American Airlines.

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