21:29 GMT03 August 2020
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    An unidentified computer issue caused a massive string of US Customs delays at airports across the nation for more than two hours.

    Following over two hours of delays at airports around the US, CBP announced in a Friday evening tweet that their relevant systems are back online and added that they have no reason to believe the bug was malicious. 

    California's Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) confirmed that the US Customs systems used for processing passengers are "slowly getting back to normal."

    An announcement earlier Friday afternoon from the Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Virginia noted that US Customs was working to diagnose an issue with computers that is responsible for a series of delays at airports across the US. 

    A US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) spokesman told ABC7 that authorities were aware of the various reports concerning the department's systems and are currently looking into the issues. 

    LAX confirmed their CBP agents were encountering computer-related issues as well, prompting officials to process passengers manually. 

    A number of social media users have recorded their own, or reposted other individuals', perspectives from the backed-up lines at various airports in the US. 

    "People are being processed but slower," John F. Kennedy International Airport responded to one customer. The New York airport also told another traveler that agents had begun using their "backup system" of "processing passengers manually." 

    It's unclear how long the repair of the US Customs system will take. Airports have urged passengers to contact their specific airlines with questions concerning flight times and future travel arrangements. 


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