Police and TSA Members Attacked at O'Hare Airport

The attacker was allegedly trying to board a flight without a boarding pass.
1:11 | 01/10/17

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Next tonight here, the security breach at Chicago's o'hare airport. Man accused of attacking police and TSA officers, blasting through security, trying to board a flight without a ticket or a boarding pass. ABC's David Kerley tonight with the audio of the ergency response. Reporter: This 21-year-old man, tonight in jail, after bursting through that o'hare checkpoint. TSA officers pursue. They're not stopping him. They're following him. Reporter: It was just before 5:00 Sunday morning as Malik Neal made his way from that TSA checkpoint into the gate area. Now with airport security joining. He's boarding a plane at Lema 5. He's boarding a plane at Lema Reporter: T-s-a officers and airport security -- don't have arrest authority. We need a taser squad! Reporter: And the suspect put up a fight, two t-s-a officers. And two Chicago police officers, who arrived at the gate, were injured. Reporter: An incident after Fort Lauderdale, and others, raising concerns. We have had three serious catastrophic incidents and now a security breach. Which isn't catastrophic, but it points to a vulnerability. Reporter: Fixing those will be up to local governments which are responsible for airport security, David. David Kerley with us. Thanks, David.

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