Security breach at Auckland Airport halts screening and flights

Domestic jet services at Auckland Airport have been temporarily halted due to a security breach.

The Aviation Security Service has told 1 NEWS it is currently dealing with the incident at Auckland Airport, but could not say when services will resume. 

A passenger on a plane on the tarmac at the airport says screening has been halted. 

"Planes stopped boarding. I’m on board for Wellington waiting," the passenger said in a text message.

Auckland Airport says passenger processing at the domestic terminal has been temporarily halted while a security concern is addressed.

Aviation Security have confirmed they have located a person who is being interviewed, and a decision is yet to be made on whether everyone will be re-screened.

A Civil Aviation Authority spokesman has told 1 NEWS it is believed the incident was caused by a phone left on an aircraft. 

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Source: 1 NEWS

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