Courtesy of Yahoo News:
An officer from the Transportation Security Administration jumped to his death from a balcony inside Florida’s busiest airport Saturday, creating panic that brought some security checkpoints to a halt for hours, grounded flights and caused serious delays.
Panicked passengers rushed past checkpoints leading to about half of the gates at Orlando International Airport after the man jumped, resulting in checkpoint closures for up to three hours and some flight cancelations.
“At no point were passengers in any danger,” airport officials said in a statement.
Those affected by the stoppage included Alaska, Air Canada, Delta and Southwest airlines.
By Saturday afternoon, Southwest Airlines had cancelled 49 inbound flights and 45 outbound flights, according to the airport.
“This is a peak travel time on Saturdays and two of our busiest airlines were affected, Southwest and Delta, so a couple of thousand passengers may have been affected,” Carolyn Fennell, the airport’s senior director of public affairs, said in an email.
The TSA officer, in his 40s, died from an apparent suicide, according to the Orlando Police Department, which described it as an isolated incident.
If anybody asks you what you think the long term effects of Trump’s shutdown had on government workers I think you have your answer.
It is unlikely that anybody will be able to prove a direct correlation, but when you force a person to work in an already stressful job without pay what do we think will be the outcome?
I am just surprised there are not more TSA agent bodies dropping from the sky.