CBP Systems Outage Leads to Long Queues at Some Airports

Jeff Brody

The Customs and Border Protection encountered an outage with its systems that resulted in long lines of international travelers waiting to be cleared at some airports nationwide, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. CBP issued a tweet Friday evening saying the systems were getting back to normal.

“The affected systems are coming back online and travelers are being processed. CBP will continue to monitor the incident. There is no indication the disruption was malicious in nature at this time,” the agency said in the tweet.

CBP said officers used alternative procedures to continue to process passengers on international flights.

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