Chicago's Midway airport security breach caused by man claiming he left his phone on plane

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Sunday, October 24, 2021
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A man allegedly ran down the exit lane, claiming he left his phone on the plane he just got off of, according to officials.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A security breach at Chicago's Midway International Airport Sunday brought operations to a standstill.

A man allegedly ran down the exit lane just after 2 p.m., claiming he left his phone on the plane he just got off of, according to officials.

TSA agents followed the man and triggered airport alarms.

Passengers had to wait until the all-clear was given, which was about 10 minutes later, before they could board or go through security.

Police later arrested the man and he's now facing charges.