EDM Wednesday Briefing: TSA Officers Attacked By Man At Airport Security
Emergency and disaster management briefing for June 19, 2019: Multiple TSA officers were injured when a man rushed a checkpoint in Phoenix; PG&E settlements provide funds to local governments to rebuild and replace critical infrastructure; Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Market is recalling frozen spinach over concerns of listeria contamination; southwestern China was struck with a 6.0 magnitude earthquake late Monday that killed 12 people; health officials in New Jersey warn of possible measles exposure at the Newark Liberty International Airport; a pipeline explosion injured one in Oklahoma; a United Airlines flight became disabled on the runway in Newark after it blew multiple tires on landing; and federal authorities seize 16.5 tons of cocaine from a ship in Philadelphia.
1. One Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer was transported to the hospital and four other TSA officers were injured when a man rushed a checkpoint in Phoenix and attacked them. Tyrese Garner, 19, rushed a checkpoint at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Tuesday, attacking and injuring five Transportation Security Officers (TSOs), but was later subdued by TSA agents and Phoenix police officers. The incident at the checkpoint in Terminal 4 is under investigation by authorities.
Multiple @TSA officers injured after a man tried to rush the security checkpoint at @PHXSkyHarbor T4 earlier today. Man was arrested, waiting for his identification from PHX PD. TSA officers received medical treatment #Fox10Phoenix pic.twitter.com/iVEgGaWYyK
— Ty Brennan (@TyFox10) June 18, 2019
2. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has settled claims with local governments for $1 billion for damages from two back-to-back years of deadly and destructive wildfire seasons. Paradise, California was among those local governments that settled with PG&E--for $270 million. The money paid by PG&E to local governments will help rebuild and replace infrastructure damaged by the wildfires, including bridges, roads, road signs, sidewalks, signals, water systems, and public landscaping.
PG&E has reached a $1 billion settlement with cities and counties over wildfires linked to its equipment. The settlement doesn't impact any suits by individuals or businesses https://t.co/TDSYXJoeCA
— Bloomberg (@business) June 18, 2019
3. A company in Phoenix is recalling frozen spinach over concerns the product may be contaminated with listeria. Two products are included in the recall from the company, the Sprouts Farmers Market--Sprouts Cut Leaf Spinach and Sprouts Frozen Organic Cut Leaf Spinach--both in 16 ounce bags. Random testing of the product by the company led to the discovery of the bacteria in tested samples, prompting the recall. The product was delivered to at least 19 states across the country, including Arizona, Montana, Tennessee, Georgia, and Virginia.
4. On Monday, southwestern China was struck by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake that killed 12 people and injured at least 135 others. The quake collapsed about 73 houses, and first responders had rescued at least eight people who were trapped inside, and continued the search for additional survivors. The 6.0 earthquake occurred in the Sichuan province late Monday night, and was followed shortly by another smaller aftershock of 5.1 magnitude.
Rescue works are underway after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake killing at least 12 people and injuring 125 hit Yibin, SW China's Sichuan Province at 10:55 pm Monday, followed by at least 62 aftershocks. pic.twitter.com/fryfUAmYZw
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) June 18, 2019
5. Officials in New Jersey are warning that passengers traveling through Newark Liberty International Airport on May 29, could have been exposed to the measles. The alert came after an international passenger that traveled from Japan to Newark was confirmed to have the measles. Health officials stated that the likely exposure occurred between 5:00 p.m. on May 29 until about 3:30 p.m. on May 30, and anyone on the flight from Tokyo to Newark will be contacted by their local health departments.
— JohnnyJet (@JohnnyJet) June 19, 2019
6. An explosion occurred along a natural gas pipeline in Grady County, Oklahoma on Tuesday, injuring one person. According to Grady County Emergency Management, the incident occurred when an excavator digging for a new pipeline, hit an existing, active line, causing the explosion and prompting the shutdown of the pipeline. A spokesperson from the company, DCP Midstream, said the fire was put out, and the shutdown was only temporary.
— Alan Bates (@AlanBBates) June 18, 2019
7. A United Airlines plane became disabled on the runway after it blew multiple tires and suffered damage during a hard landing at the Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday. Preliminary reports indicate that the tires on the left main landing gear blew out when United Flight 627--a Boeing 757 aircraft--made a hard landing in Newark at around 1:00 p.m., disabling the plane and blocking the runway. Officials stated that none of the 166 passengers onboard the aircraft were injured, but hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled due to the runway closure.
BREAKING. United flight #UA627 has made an emergency landing at Newark intl. Airport, which is currently closed. All inbound flights are being diverted.
— Helio Neto (@Helliomacedo) June 15, 2019
8. In one of the largest drug seizures in history, federal authorities seized 16.5 tons of cocaine from a ship in Philadelphia. The drugs, which had a value of at least $1 billion, were in seven containers loaded onto the ship, the MSC Gayane, owned by the Mediterranean Shipping Company. Authorities arrested two of the ships crew members, who allegedly admitted to loading the cocaine during the ships voyage--which, according to reports, had made stops in Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Panama.
— Maggie Kent (@MaggieKent6abc) June 18, 2019