Terrorists watchlist system seems to be down, not a good sign…..
Problems and outages affecting Customs and Border Protection computers have been reported at multiple American airports. The cause of the problem is unknown.
So far, problems have been reported at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, Los Angeles International Airport, Logan International Airport in Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas, and other airports in Seattle, Charlotte and Baltimore.
There have also been reports of problems at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest.
According to NBC News, which cited government sources, the outage is affecting a Department of Homeland Security computer system that screens passengers against a terrorist watch list.
Travelers on the ground have reported standstills at immigration checkpoints.
While others feared they will miss connecting flights as a result. Some stated they were told that the situation could take hours to resolve.
Another outage was reported at the Emirates airline check-in counter at JFK. It’s unknown if the incident is related to the CBP outage.