Transcript for Boy, 9, Reportedly Sneaked on Plane to Visit Video Game Buddy
Now, for the latest on the 9-year-old boy who exposed a huge lapse in airport security. He snuck into a flight from minneapolis to las vegas. New details this morning on how he did it and why. Abc's reena ninan is here and has the latest for us. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Overnight, we learned so much more about that crafty 9-year-old boy, defying tsa and delta officials. Taking that headlinemaking free, solo flight. "The star tribune" reporting that the boy may not have worked alone. His mother works at the airport. And there's an investigation if she helped him get on that plane to las vegas. I think he's a little con artist. Reporter: He arrived at the airport thursday, by train. Alone. And then, went through security at 10:30 a.M. Without even showing a ticket. He went to the gate. Talked to an agent briefly before waiting until the agent was distracted. He then quickly made his move and slipped on to the airplane undetected. As tight as security in the airports today, for that to happen is complete negligence. Reporter: The boy mentioned having a video game buddy who lives in las vegas that he wanted to visit. Delta flight attendants were the ones to discover he was alone. Alerted authorities to meet them at the gate. He was immediately taken into custody by child protective services. Today, abc news has learned, he is still in their custody. And there's a hearing on whether to authorize his return to minneapolis. Abc affiliate ktmv report that authorities have put a tracking bracelet on the child. The parents never filed a missing persons report. This also isn't the first time he's caused trouble. Minneapolis police say he stole a vehicle last week. And has also snuck into water parks without paying. The tsa continues to investigate. This time, the prank, much too much. Ramped it up. All right, rena. Thank you. We're going to turn to a
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