Passengers make their way through a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Dec. 23, 2014.
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By Melissa Chan
June 15, 2016

A Minneapolis man is suing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and an airport operator for a little more than $500 after he said long lines at security checkpoints caused him to miss a flight.

Hooman Nikizad said he missed his flight to Los Angeles on March 19 after having to wait more than 90 minutes to go through TSA security screenings at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the Star Tribune reports.

“I had to buy a ticket with another airline to be able to make my destination and meet my obligations,” Nikizad said in the lawsuit filed in federal court last week, according to the newspaper.

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Nikizad, a resident surgeon with the University of Minnesota, arrived two hours before his plane was set to take off. He is suing for $506.85, the Tribune said.

The TSA and the Metropolitan Airports Commission, which operates the airport, both did not immediately return requests for comment Tuesday.

[Star Tribune]

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