"At this time,
there is no indication the service disruption was malicious in
nature,” a spokeswoman said in a statement.
The delay hit from about 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard
Time (2200 GMT to 0200 GMT Tuesday) and all airports are back on
line, the statement from spokeswoman Jennifer Evanitsky said.
Airports in places such as New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Boston
and Atlanta were affected, local airport officials said.
"During the technology disruption, CBP had access to national
security-related databases and all travelers were screened
according to security standards," the spokeswoman said.
Social media photos showed long lines at various airports where
people were trying to go through immigration and customs.
(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Editing by Nick
Macfie and Michael Perry)
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