Originally Posted by ThomasA
more than likely the latter. you can't put all those young airmen at gates for 8-13 hours and expect them to be 100% the whole time. Those barriers take less than a second to pop up. they don't just 'not work'.
The guys that run the booth and the gates are mostly civilian contractors. The guy that shot the badguy was also a civilian contractor.
The barriers are still being worked on and the tire cutter failed to pop-up in time. It caught the chaser cops but the kid made it through. The tire cutter has been worked on since the incident and now works much faster.A new gate with much better security is also under construction right now.