A portion of Newark Liberty International Airport has been evacuated after police say a man made his way into a secure hallway.

Port Authority Police Department spokesman Joe Pentangelo (pehn-TAN'-jeh-loh) says it happened around 7 p.m.

He says the man entered the secure hallway at through an exit door at the airport's "C'' terminal.

Pentangelo says the man, whose name was not immediately released, was stopped by Customs and Border Protection agents.

He says a portion of the airport has been evacuated while officers with canines conduct a security sweep.