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U.S. Border and Customs Protection experiencing computer outage nationwide

Posted at 4:41 PM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 17:41:14-04

The Washington Post is reporting that long lines have formed at international airports across the country after U.S. Customs and Border Protection's computer system broke down.

The breakdown caused the processing of thousands of people arriving from abroad to be slowed.

The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement that "U.S. Customs and Border Protection is experiencing a temporary outage with its processing systems at various air ports of entry and is taking immediate action to address the technology disruption."

Reports of frustrated travelers were on Twitter Friday afternoon.

LAX is one of many airports that is impacted.

Read The Washington Post's story here.