TSA Agent Jumps to His Death at Orlando International Airport


ORLANDO, Fla. – A man has died after jumping from the Hyatt Regency Hotel into the atrium area of Orlando International Airport Saturday morning, according to reports.

The Federal Aviation Administration briefly halted all flights at the airport. Officials reported flight delays and massive lines at security checkpoints.

The man was reportedly a Transportation Security Administration officer who died in an apparent suicide, according to WPLG-TV.

Airport spokeswoman Carolyn Fennell said in an email that travelers using gates 70-129 had to be re-screened by security after normal airport functions were disrupted by the incident, reported USA Today.

Fennell said the man jumped from a hotel floor near a checkpoint that serves the affected gates.  The Hyatt Regency is located inside Orlando International Airport with balconies overlooking the public area where passengers line up for security screenings. 

“This is an active and on-going investigation,” Orlando Police wrote around 11 a.m. on Twitter. Police scuttled rumors that there were “suspicious vehicles” connected to the incident. One police Twitter post said the victim was in his 40s.

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