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Woman Charged in RDU Security Breach

Posted July 12, 2007

— A local woman was arrested early Thursday in a security breach at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, authorities said.

Cynthia Covial, 41, was charged with second-degree trespassing shortly after midnight, authorities said.

As two airport employees opened a door to go from a restricted area into the public baggage-claim area of Terminal C, a woman went through the doorway in the opposite direction, authorities said.

The RDU employees stayed with the woman, who didn't leave the restricted area, and they called airport police, authorities said.


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  • gingerdogditchdog Jul 13, 2007

    The article says "RDU employee" not TSA. TSA workers do not work for RDU, they work for the Fed. govt.

  • TruthBKnown Jul 13, 2007

    It might have been my mother-in-law

  • beauty comes from within Jul 13, 2007

    "she was likely wielding a full sippy cup"

    because we all know how lethal those are

  • InhisName aka CaryCrazzy Jul 13, 2007


  • Jayne Jul 13, 2007

    see this is why I dont fly... I'd rather drive and the airports are a joke nowadays... if I cant take an UNOPENED Dr Pepper on to the flight with me they can forget my money...

  • Gandalf Jul 13, 2007

    She just couldn't find the restroom and if ya gotta go ya gotta go.

  • seeingthru Jul 13, 2007

    maybe she was lost! airports can be confusing to say the least.

  • nowayeddy Jul 13, 2007

    TSA=False sense of security

  • Meandmytwo Jul 13, 2007

    Way to go RDU employees. A job well done. They deserve recognition.

  • Arkansas Razorback Jul 13, 2007

    I flew from Houston to RDU in December for my fathers funeral. I brought a few tools back for keepsakes. I was exhausted and in a hurry to catch my return flight. I had torque wrenches and 2 claw hammers in my carry on luggage not thinking. They were with me on board American Airlines from Houston to RDU. Wouldn't ya think these items should have been checked with my baggage? I was suprised that airport security didn't bounce me right out of there.