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Newark Security Breach Suspect Charged with Misdemeanor

A 28-year-old Chinese student was arrested and charged with the misdemeanor offense of “defiant trespass” on Friday, after he allegedly slipped past a security checkpoint to give his girlfriend a goodbye kiss last week. The security breach shut down the Newark, NJ airport and was the cause of a short-lived manhunt in the wake of U.S. security fears following the failed Detroit underwear bomber, who pleaded not guilty this week. The breach exposes security risks, according to Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). However, with these new security concerns, there is a palpable absence of serious analysis correlating security measures that would have prevented the 28-year-old male’s breach to measures that would have prevented the failed underwear bomber, let alone successful terrorist attacks.

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