This guy just comes off as a knucklehead. The one who needs to be accountable is the idiot "security" person who let him slip by.
Cops have caught the notorious kissing bandit who caused a major security scare at Newark Airport Sunday when he strolled through a checkpoint the wrong way to give his girlfriend a smooch goodbye, sources said.
Haisong Jiang, a 28-year-old Rutgers bio-medical research grad student, brought the busy airport to a standstill and sparked a weeklong manhunt, sources said.
The stunning breach was missed by TSA guard Ruben Hernandez, who left his post, but was called a "model employee" by a union official.
After scouring images of license plates at the airport parking lot and matching them to passenger lists, Port Authority detectives identified Jiang as a suspect and went to his home in Piscataway, NJ, at 7:30 p.m. yesterday.
His roommate, a fellow Rutgers student who identified himself as Hui, 29, said that Jiang was at the gym when cops arrived. He then came home and turned himself in.
"He said, 'Maybe it's because of the other day.' " Hui told The Post. "Yeah, he did something inappropriate. He didn't think it's a big deal, so he didn't mention it."
Jiang, who hails from Jiangxi, in southern China, has been in the United States for five years and is close to finishing his doctorate in molecular bio-sciences.
Hui said Jiang was giving a goodbye kiss to his girlfriend Qianqun, who was visiting him for Christmas break and was heading to LA to work as a statistician.
"We know that he's very excited to have a real woman," Hui said. "His girlfriend is very upset. I think she will be here in two days to face this with him."
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