The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is investigating a security breach involving Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
An airline employee reportedly whisked the couple past a major checkpoint at New York City's John F Kennedy Airport on Tuesday.
Passengers on their connecting flight to Los Angeles were delayed nearly an hour after both stars were pulled off the plane for additional screening.
Back in Los Angeles: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West landed in Los Angeles on Tuesday after their flight from New York was held for nearly an hour following a security breach
A TSA spokesman told TMZ: 'An airline employee escorted the two travelers through a non-public area in order to provide expedited access to their domestic flight.
'In doing so, the airline employee violated security protocols by permitting the travelers to by-pass the TSA security checkpoint.'
It is commonplace for celebrities to be greeted by an airline employee and whisked to the head of the line to expedite their travels. However, bypassing security checkpoints entirely is not permitted.
The agency statement continued: 'TSA officials learned of the violation and conducted a private screening of the two passengers in the area of the jetway...Quel relief! Kim K., a well-known jihadi, might well have been hiding a bomb in her baby bump.