- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - Boston’s Logan International Airport declined to provide information to The Associated Press for an examination of perimeter security breaches.

The AP asked officials at 31 airports for details of perimeter security breaches as part of a national investigation.

While acknowledging it did have records, the Massachusetts Port Authority, which oversees Logan, said disclosing any information would “jeopardize the safety of the public.” In a search of news stories and other sources, AP did not find any reports of perimeter security breaches at Logan.

Nationally, there have been at least 268 perimeter breaches at the nation’s 30 busiest airports and one in San Jose, California, from January 2004 through January 2015.

Incidents ranged from fence jumpers taking shortcuts and intoxicated drivers crashing through barriers to mentally ill intruders looking to hop flights. None was terrorism-related.

Airports say breaches are relatively rare. Security measures typically include fences, cameras and patrols, but there are gaps.

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