NEW YORK -- Authorities say the person who caused a security breach at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport is a man who had just returned from Haiti after being in the earthquake.
Police say they arrested the man who allegedly opened a restricted door at a busy terminal, setting off an alarm that led to the evacuation of hundreds of travelers.
The breach delayed dozens of flights as travelers were forced to exit and wait for hours to be rescreened after police swept the building.
Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, says the man (Jules Paul Bouloute) is of Haitian descent, but lives in Brooklyn.
He was arrested on a charge of criminal trespass, and arraignment is expected Sunday.
People waiting to get on their flights said they were amazed it could happen since restricted doors are well marked.