Boy without ticket gets through Atlanta airport security, nearly boards plane

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ATLANTA (AP) – Authorities say an 11-year-old boy got through airport security in Atlanta without a boarding pass and tried to make it on a plane.

The Transportation Security Administration tells news outlets in a statement the boy tried to board a plane Friday afternoon at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport before authorities found him. The TSA says it wasn’t a security breach because officers screened him.

TSA representative Sari Koshetz says the child didn’t have to show identification at the security checkpoint because he’s a minor. She says the boy was checked and ran away when an officer asked where his parents were.

Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos says a Delta Air Lines employee called about an unaccompanied child trying to board one of their planes without a ticket.

The boy’s mother declined to comment.

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