TSA statement on SEA terminal evacuation On Tuesday, March 19, around 7:30 PM PDT, an individual went through an exit lane and entered the sterile area of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. TSA officials and members of the Port of Seattle Police Department immediately began a search for the individual and located him just prior to 9 PM PDT. Security and law enforcement authorities evacuated portions of the airport terminal, requiring passengers to be rescreened. Normal security checkpoint operations resumed at approximately 9:20 PM PDT. The circumstances surrounding this incident are under review.
SEATTLE, Wash. - If you were traveling through Sea-Tac airport Tuesday night, you probably experienced some delays.
A KHQ employee was inside the airport Tuesday night when they were told all passengers were to be evacuated from concourses C, D & central terminals.
Airport spokesman Perry Cooper told media outlets it appears someone went through a secure area through an exit. He also stated that it did not appear to be anything malicious.
Passengers were evacuated and taken back through check points for re-screening.
Outbound flights were delayed as a result.