Airline officials are investigating how a nine-year-old boy bypassed security at
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, apparently without a ticket, and boarded a
Delta flight to Las Vegas.
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The Minneapolis boy was unaccompanied, but possibly blended in with another family, as he passed through several layers of security Thursday.
"The fact that the child's actions weren't detected until he was in flight is concerning," Patrick Hogan, an airport spokesman, wrote in a statement.
However, more than 33 millions people travel through the airport every year, Hogan added, "and I don't know of another instance (during) my 13 years at the airport in which anything similar has happened."More »