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Computer glitch caused delays at NY's Kennedy Airport

Customs computer glitch with terror watch list caused delays at New York's JFK, other airports

Computer glitch caused delays at NY's Kennedy Airport

NEW YORK (AP) -- Officials say a glitch in the computer system that checks passenger names against a terror watch list caused major delays at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and other airports.

Federal officials say the Department of Homeland Security computer system went down for about 90 minutes Wednesday night.

It caused backups at Kennedy Airport and other international airports.

Customs and Border Protection said in a statement there was no indication the service disruption was malicious in nature. It said customs experienced a temporary outage with its processing systems at airports of entry in the United States.

It's not clear what caused the problem.

Updated : 2021-09-27 15:45 GMT+08:00