Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Six TSA agents hospitalized after screener pepper-sprays co-workers while 'playing around' at JFK

An airport security worker who discovered a container of pepper spray at JFK sprayed five of his colleagues with the chemical as he was 'playing around' with the canister.

All six TSA screeners were taken to hospital, and security checks at JFK were said to have been held up for at least 15 minutes following the incident in Terminal 2.

Chris Yves Dabel is said to have told Port Authority officials he discovered the canister on the floor at a security checkpoint, and and 'thought it was a laser pointer'.

'They were playing around with it', a member of staff at the airport told the New York Post.