NEW YORK — Police say a man of Haitian descent who left the island nation after the devastating earthquake caused a security breach at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport by opening a restricted door.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman says 57-year-old Jules Paul Bouloute was arrested Saturday on a charge of criminal trespass.
He says Bouloute lives in Brooklyn but was in Haiti during Tuesday's earthquake. The man took a flight from the Dominican Republic to Orlando, Fla., before connecting on a flight to New York.
Coleman says it's unclear how or when Bouloute got from Haiti to the Dominican Republic.
Bouloute's phone number is unlisted.
The security breach delayed dozens of flights and caused headaches for hundreds of travelers who had to exit the terminal and get re-screened.