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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A Transportation Security Administration officer jumped to his death from a balcony in Florida's busiest airport, causing panic that led to some security checkpoints stopped for hours.
The Orlando Police Department said Saturday that the TSA officer in his 40s died of an apparent suicide at the Orlando International Airport.
The department described it as an isolated event.
Panic passengers rushed past checkpoints that led to about half of the airport's gates after the man jumped. It led to some checkpoints to close.
The airport tweeted that passengers were returned for a new survey out of great caution.
The standstill and rescreening caused great delays. It warned passengers on Saturday afternoon to spend a lot of time going through security.