“What if there’s a terrorist out there’s that’s famous and nobody knows about and they get off easy?
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Someone has got some explaining to do after apparently allowing the celebrity duo dubbed “Kimye” to bypass security at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Kardashian and West landed at JFK on Tuesday from Brazil and went through customs.
Then an American Airlines employee apparently took them through a “back way,” bypassing security in order to help them make their connecting domestic flight.
TSA officers learned what happened, caught up with Kardashian and West at the gate and screened them for contraband in the jetway, causing a delay of almost an hour.
“This was a lapse in judgment by one of our employees. We’re working closely with the TSA and speaking to the individuals involved to better understand what happened. The flight in question departed JFK an hour late. It was delayed in part because of this issue and in part because a number of connecting bags were late arriving to the aircraft,” American Airlines said in a statement.
“What if there’s a terrorist out there’s that’s famous and nobody knows about and they get off easy?” Erikka Suarez of the Bronx told CBS 2′s Hazel Sanchez.