A glitch in the Department of Homeland Security system that compares lists of air travel passengers to terror watch lists has been fixed, U.S. Customs and Border Protection told USA TODAY via an email Wednesday night.
The system that was causing delays and long lines is back up and running after the agency took action to address the disruption, a spokesperson said.
The outage last about 90 minutes, according to the agency.
It does not appear that the disruption was malicious, the agency said.
Earlier Wednesday, delays and long lines were being reported at J.F.K. International Airport in New York, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Logan International Airport in Boston and other major facilities.
While reports were coming in from various airports across the country, computer systems nationwide were affected, Time and other news organizations were reporting.
Passenger K.M.L., @AddAMolecule, tweeted: "so...we missed our flight...big shout out to U.S. Customs for 'great' customer service and our 30 min late flight into NY."
Passenger Patrice J. Williams, @PatriceJWill, tweeted: "Charlotte airport, every passport/customs Kiosk is down. Somehow I made my flight!"
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