TSA of­fi­cer leaps from bal­cony in Or­lando air­port

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Nation & World -

A ter­mi­nal at Or­lando In­ter­na­tional Air­port was evac­u­ated and in­com­ing flights were grounded Satur­day morn­ing af­ter a Trans­porta­tion Se­cu­rity Ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cer jumped to his death, po­lice and wit­nesses said.

The of­fi­cer, de­scribed by po­lice as a man in his 40s, had just clocked out of work be­fore jump­ing from a bal­cony of the Hy­att Re­gency in the air­port atrium about 9:30 a.m.

The sound of the man crash­ing to the floor caused pas­sen­gers to flee un­screened into a re­stricted area, a TSA spokes­woman said. Crowds of pas­sen­gers had to be re­screened.

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