Border Control Screening Grinds to a Halt in Atlanta During System Crash

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 20176 views
Published: January 13, 2017

A major outage of the US Customs and Border Protection’s computer system caused severe backups in airports across the country on January 2, including the busiest airport in the world: Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Hundreds of people were trapped in long lines and thousands delayed as people entering the United States via Atlanta on Monday were processed by hand due to the outage, <a href="http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/226694641-story" target="_blank">according to <span class="caps">FOX</span> 5 Atlanta</a>. Officials said a backup in airports across the country remained despite computer issues being resolved. The <span class="caps">USCBP</span> <a href="https://twitter.com/CustomsBorder/status/816123939747483648" target="_blank">said</a> there was “no indication the disruption was malicious in nature.”

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