Report: TSA worker dead following jump from balcony at Orlando airport

Credit: Joe Raedle

Credit: Joe Raedle

A uniformed on-duty Transportation Security Administration worker has died after jumping from a balcony inside the Orlando, Florida International Airport on Saturday, according to a TSA spokesperson.

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Orlando Police said a person jumped from the Hyatt Regency Hotel into the atrium and there is an active investigation, WFTV-TV reported.

Airport officials said a man may have jumped from a floor just above the east checkpoint, which serves gates 70-129.

The incident caused some passengers to move through security without being screened by TSA workers, officials said.

All passengers at gates 70-129 and being rescreened over security concerns.

An airport spokesperson said gates 1-59 are not affected and proceeding as normal.

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