TSA probing airline worker for escorting Kanye West and Kim Kardashian around security at JFK

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: February 14, 2013 - 9:52 AM
hide

Kim Kardashian, with rapper Kanye West.

Photo: Alan Diaz, Associated Press

CameraStar Tribune photo galleries

Cameraview larger

NEW YORK - Authorities say Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had to be privately screened after an airline employee allowed them to bypass a security checkpoint at New York's Kennedy International Airport.

Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says the celebrity couple had arrived at the airport on an international flight on Tuesday.

She says after clearing customs and baggage, they were escorted by an airline employee "through a non-public area in order to provide expedited access to their domestic flight."

Farbstein says this violated security protocols by bypassing the TSA checkpoint. She says that prompted TSA officials to conduct the private screening.

The rapper and reality TV star were eventually cleared to board their flight, which departed after about a 50-minute delay.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions
  • 50°
  • 64/52
  • Intermittent Clouds

Paul Douglas blog

The Drive: Metro traffic

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Question of the Day

Poll: Should KC Chiefs player Husain Abdullah have been penalized?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close