NEW YORK (AP) — A jet-skier who became stranded in Jamaica Bay easily breached JFK’s security system by walking undetected through two runways and into a terminal.
The New York Post reports that Daniel Castillo of Queens swam to 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 is meant to safeguard against terrorists.
Castillo climbed an eight-foot-tall perimeter fence and made his way to Terminal 3.
He approached a Delta Airlines worker, who alerted authorities.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is investigating. The agency says it has increased patrols on the ground and in the water and plans to meet with the security system’s maker this week.
Castillo was charged with criminal trespass.