New York • A man on a personal watercraft who became stranded in a bay easily breached Kennedy International Airport's security system by walking undetected through two runways and into a terminal.
The New York Post reported Sunday that Daniel Casillo, 31, swam to a Jamaica Bay shore and then walked past motion sensors and closed-circuit cameras of the airport's state-of-the-art Perimeter Intrusion Detection System. The $100 million system, manufactured by defense contractor Raytheon Co., is meant to safeguard against terrorists.
Casillo, of New York, climbed an 8-foot-tall perimeter fence and made his way to Terminal 3, where he was approached by a Delta Airlines worker, the Post reported. The Delta employee then alerted authorities.