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A 100 million dollar security system at one of the nation's largest and busiest airports was apparently no match for a guy from queens.
Police confirm that he managed to hop offense walk -- not one but two runways and right into a terminal.
At New York's JFK airport.
-- -- of the New York Post which our parent company owns the guy was out drinking with some buddies on Friday night when they decided to race their jet skis.
The newspaper reports that he got separated from the group and his water craft stalled in just left him stranded right they -- So reportedly swam to the only thing he could see the lights of JFK airport all the while reportedly still wearing his bright yellow life jacket.
For the record ABC news reports the fence he climbed previously sounded alarms when squirrels.
Got too close.
The -- -- -- correspondent Jonathan Hunt is with us I mean if nothing else this a huge embarrassment for the authorities there.
This is a hundred million dollars security system in place at JFK.
Motion detection sensors lights all sorts of high tech -- toys designed to stop precisely this kind of thing from happening.
And the system failed awfully which according to security experts raises all sorts of questions about what might have been -- Was he a swim that.
That crossed over the the fence and across the tarmac.
What was he -- terrorists did he pay us what bombs and guns to people on the inside as part of the sophisticated plan.
This was really -- 888 test of the system.
And it failed dramatically and people must be held accountable.
Now the port authority of new -- New Jersey which runs a security is going to hold people accountable it says they told us in a statement in -- We have called for an expedited review of the incident and they complete investigation.
To determine how -- -- comes perimeter intrusion detection system.
Which exceeds federal requirements.
Could be improved -- goal is to keep the region's airports safe.
And secure at all times something you failed to do all the solicited and it's clearly did then and not the only recent security -- still remember just last week at new look at port in New Jersey one of the -- that shut down for many hours because somebody left a security checkpoint before they'd been thoroughly vetted.
-- in July a plane was stolen by SkyWest employee Horry attempt to -- playing.
Getting all into the runway -- -- -- -- you talk and remember back in March we have that SUV driven onto the runway.
At Philadelphia -- But some security experts are saying the time now is to bring in local police forces.
Rather than have the TSA checking at these security systems certainly a lot of questions being -- Jonathan Hunt thank you.
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