Attorney: Haiti visitor in JFK exit door security breach ‘just walked through the wrong door’

By Karen Matthews, AP
Sunday, January 17, 2010

Attorney: Man in JFK breach just used ‘wrong door’

NEW YORK — An attorney for a man who set off an alarm at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport while returning from Haiti says his client “just walked through the wrong door.”

Defense attorney Scott Dufault’s client Jules Paul Bouloute (boo-LOHT’) has appeared in court and has been released without bail.

Bouloute was arraigned Sunday on charges including criminal tampering. He didn’t enter a plea.

An official familiar with the case against Bouloute says the 57-year-old told police he went to the wrong door by mistake while trying to exit the Queens airport. The official wasn’t authorized to comment publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

The Saturday security breach delayed dozens of flights. Travelers had to exit the terminal and wait for hours to be re-screened.

Associated Press writer Amy Westfeldt contributed to this report.

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