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Man Staring at iPad Causes Security Breach at Sydney Airport

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According to an interesting report by CNET, a man got off a plane at Sydney Airport in Australia and was so enchanted by the fascinating content on his iPad that he walked into a domestic terminal without bothering to go through security. This event was captured on CCTV, seeing which the officials got panicked and evacuated the passengers from the terminal.

“The man found himself (or, perhaps, didn’t) going into the terminal through an exit passage that clearly was convenient for him, but less convenient for the hordes of passengers who not only had to be removed from Terminal 3, but also re-screened.

A spokeswoman for Qantas told the Morning Herald: “The man disembarked a flight and left. It appears he wasn’t paying attention, was looking at his iPad, forgot something and walked back past (the security area).”

The report adds that the man, who has not been publicly identified, left the airport without further harm being done. Flights were however delayed for around an hour.

One wonders though, whether the passenger really needed to be staring at his iPad quite so intently. What do you guys think?

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  • Albemarle

    So security at Sydney airport relies on people reading signs in English and not going through the wrong doorway? I feel safe.

  • Jezzah

    All of this is security theatre.

  • Tom

    Porn?

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