Homeless man exposes flawed safety checks at Ruzyne Airport
A breach of security at Prague's Ruzyne Airport has once again alerted officials to the need for constant vigilance. On Thursday a homeless man managed to slip past customs officials and board a plane with no trouble at all -showing just how easy it could be for a potential terrorist to bypass safety checks.
"This is something that I shall personally discuss with the general director of customs administration. The incident is regrettable and the officials responsible must be dismissed."
Shortly after the news broke, Ruzyne Airport expressed regret over the incident. "The customs officials on duty failed to do their job properly and we have since taken measures to further tighten security" airport spokeswoman Anna Kovarikova told journalists. The airport has allegedly installed two more security barriers and contacted international airport authorities to inform them about the incident. Despite the failing, the spokeswoman of Prague's main international airport insists that the airport's security levels meet strict international safety standards. Asked whether she could rule out a future security breach, she responded - "only God could give you guarantees".