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Belgian Boy Evades Airport Security, Flies To Spain

posted 10 Feb 2013, 16:56 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 10 Feb 2013, 16:56 ]

The uncle of a 12-year old boy who tricked airport security in Brussels and boarded a flight to Spain says he had had an argument with a school teacher.

MALAGASPAIN (FEBRUARY 10, 2013) (TVE) -  An investigation was launched into how a 12-year-old Belgian boy managed to sneak into the international departure zone of the Brussels airport and board a plane bound for Spain on Sunday (February 10).

The boy managed to evade security checks and fly to the southern Spanish city ofMalaga without a boarding pass or identification.

A spokesperson for the Spanish Civil Guard, Bernardo Molto said the boy, whose name was not disclosed, was spotted by a police officer in an airport in Malaga on Saturday (February 9).

"The child told the security officer that he was waiting for his mother, who was retrieving the baggage. Anyway, the officer reported the case," said Molto.

CCTV footage will be inspected and an investigation will look into how the boy managed to pass security checks in Belgium and board the Jet Air flight.

The boy's uncle, Claude De Hernin, said his nephew had run away from home after an argument with a school teacher.

"My nephew ran away after having an argument with his teacher at the high school."

The boy's parents reported him missing on Thursday (February 7).