NEW YORK-Officials say a glitch in the computer system that checks passenger names against a terror watch list caused major delays in New York and other international airports.
Federal officials say the Homeland Security Department’s computer system went down for about 90 minutes last night. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement there was no indication the service disruption was malicious in nature.
But it’s not clear what caused the problem.
— B Lee (@mixiebug) October 14, 2015
@CustomsBorder — maybe you can give us an update on when your computers will be working at BWI? Or go into contingency. It’s been 45 mins.
— Anthony Quartieri (@aquartieri) October 14, 2015
— Susan (@Megasuthorn) October 15, 2015
— Kiki Croll (@stopdropNcroll) October 14, 2015