A Transportation and Security Administration Agent plunged to his death today after jumping from the Hyatt Regency inside of the airport.
The Incident is causing significant delays.
According to WESH 2, According to airport officials, people waiting to go through security for gates 70 – 129 rushed past screening after a man jumped from the Hyatt Regency inside of the airport.
The Transpiration Security Authority confirmed that the deceased is a TSA agent that just finished a shift and was off-duty.
Authorities said all passengers at gates 70 – 129 are being re-screened and there may be delays.
We are working an incident at the Orlando International Airport @MCO where a person jumped from the Hyatt Regency Hotel into the atrium area of the airport. This is an active and on-going investigation. More information to follow…
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) February 2, 2019
Additional reports identify that Gates 1-59 are operating normally.
There were some planes attempting arrival in Orlando that are now seeing delayed.
Some passengers awaiting travel have “taken” to twitter to share their experiences.
My flight is delayed to Orlando, because a TSA agent gruesomely committed suicide in the middle of the Orlando airport… and I’m gonna guess we are gonna be here a lot longer then they are telling us…
— Bad Boy Joey Janela (@JANELABABY) February 2, 2019
One passenger was on a plane ready to depart and had to be sent back to the gate for re-screening:
I was on a plane, literally getting ready to push back from the gate when it happened.. they’re deplaning everyone, everyone must rescreen.. it was a ZOO. pic.twitter.com/BQGVdb6k7k
— ℳikey🏳️🌈🚨 (@mikeyofthegeek) February 2, 2019
More to come…