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Woman Arrested After Taking Southwest Alrines Flight To LA

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 8/7/2014

Authorities say a 62-year-old woman successfully flew on a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles without a ticket. The TSA confirms its agents screened and allowed Marilyn Hartman onto the flight to L-A-X. This time, 62-year-old Marilyn Hartman took flight and made it to Los Angeles. Southwest Airlines conducted a head count after the plane was in the air and she was arrested in Los Angeles. "She should never have gotten on that plane." Congressman Eric Swalwell says Mineta San Jose Airport security told him she bypassed a document checker while he was examining a family's boarding passes. "And then kind of pulled the same stunt at the gate before getting on the plane," Swalwell says. "Found a family and then went around." Swalwell is also on the Homeland Security Transportation Subcommittee. "Certainly two incidents of unticketed passengers getting on a plane at San Jose within the last four months is concerning," Swalwell says. Swalwell called for improved perimeter security after a 15-year-old boy climbed a fence at Mineta San Hose and survived a flight to Hawaii in the wheel well of a plane. Swalwell says the TSA agents need more training. "The passenger was screened by TSA for any prohibited items," says Rosemary Barnes, spokesperson for Mineta San Jose Airport. "It's really important to point that out. And public safety was not compromised in any way." TSA says it's already making adjustments. Meanwhile, Congressman Swalwell says he'll be working in Washington to make sure this doesn't happen again.

   
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