17-year-old locked in Pensacola airport terminal overnight

Published: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 7:12 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 7:12 a.m.

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport says it will be examining the facility's security operations after a 17-year-old was locked in a terminal alone overnight.

Airport Director Melinda Crawford says the facility will be "taking a good look" at screening procedures because of the weekend incident that involved Enoch Hwang, who missed his Delta flight Saturday night and decided to sleep in the airport terminal.

The airport concourse closed, leaving Hwang locked inside alone. A Delta agent discovered a sleeping Hwang early Sunday morning and called airport security guards. Hwang was allowed to fly out Sunday after he was questioned by security officials.

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