Boy sneaks aboard flight to Las Vegas

Above: American airport officials are scrambling to explain how a 9-year-old boy passed through three security checks without a boarding pass or adult supervision and travelled to Las Vegas before anyone noticed. Eric Sorensen reports.

MINNEAPOLIS – A 9-year-old Minneapolis boy was able to get through security and onto a plane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport without a ticket, an airport spokesman said Sunday.

Security officials screened the boy at airport shortly after 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan said. The boy then boarded a Delta flight that left for Las Vegas at 11:15 a.m.

The flight crew became suspicious and contacted Las Vegas police, who met the crew upon landing and transferred the boy to child protection services, Hogan said.

Video also shows the boy at the airport Wednesday, Hogan said.

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He grabbed a bag from the carousel and ordered lunch at a restaurant outside of the security checkpoints, Hogan said.

He ate and then told the server he had to use the bathroom, left the bag and never returned to pay. The owner of the bag was identified, and the bag was returned to him, Hogan said.

WATCH: Global News’ “The Morning Show” team, including comedian Greg Proops, talk about the bizarre case of the 9-year-old boy who snuck aboard a flight to Vegas

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