DC Airport Catches Suspected Imposter Using Facial Biometrics

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DC_-Airport_-Catches_-Suspected_-Imposter-_Using_-Facial_-Biometrics-300x169 DC Airport Catches Suspected Imposter Using Facial BiometricsWashington DC airports are all set to brand new facial recognition program to catch an alleged imposter trying to enter the country on a false passport. With the first such detection at an airport using facial biometrics, according to a Customs and Border Protection release report.

CBP officials at Washington Dulles International Airport stated that the newly implemented facial biometric program has identified a 26-year-old Congolese man attempting to enter the U.S. using a French passport, The man, traveling from Sao Paulo, Brazil, had gone through the new international entry system at Dulles Airport, directly to a CBP officer for document inspection. During the period where the documents are being scanned, a biometric camera analyses the passenger’s face and compares it against records associated with the passport or other travel documents and easily incur any errors.

This incident has flagged the man as a mismatch to the passport on record and he was removed for additional screening during this time, officers expressed that the culprit was visibly nervous and an authentic ID card had shown that he was a citizen of the Republic of Congo, which was found in his shoe. Officials said CBP is withholding the man’s name while the investigation is still ongoing in which the program was in its third day of operation at the airport which was launched on Aug. 20.

Other facial recognition programs in 14 airports across the nation are anticipated this summer, which will include comprehensive systems at Orlando International Airport in Florida and Mineta San Jose International Airport in California.

• DC airports are all set to brand new facial recognition program to catch an alleged imposter trying to enter the country
• the newly implemented facial biometric program has identified a 26-year-old Congolese man attempting to enter the U.S. using a French passport
• This incident has flagged the man as a mismatch to the passport on record
• Facial recognition programs in 14 airports across the nation are anticipated this summer