John F. Kennedy International Airport workers have been able to enter a restricted area of the airport without being checked. CBS News obtained cellphone camera video showing workers over several days entering a restricted area at the airport by walking through a turnstile after scanning a security card and entering a PIN number. The workers’ identities were not verified and their bags were not checked.
“I’m horrified, but I’m not surprised,” Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., told CBS News. “I think one of the main threats is employees of the airport getting on carrying contraband, possibly weapons. There you have the potential for disaster.” After airport workers complete a background check and their names are run through criminal and terror databases, they are given key cards, which some workers call “the key to the city.” READ MORE