An equipment malfunction that threatened to cause security delays at Portland International Jetport has been fixed.

An inoperable walk-through metal detector limited the number of passengers that could pass through the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint, said Michael McCarthy, an agency spokesman.

“Engineers diligently worked to repair the equipment, which is now operational,” McCarthy said in an email Tuesday morning.

The longest wait time at the TSA checkpoint on Tuesday was 14 minutes, according to the agency.

On Monday, authorities asked passengers flying out of the Jetport to arrive at least two hours before their departure time and minimize carry-on items in case of a long wait at security.

Summer is the busiest time at the Portland Jetport, with about 40 percent of annual passengers flying through in June, July and August.

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