Man breaks through security at Sea-Tac Airport, runs onto plane

Man breaks through security at Sea-Tac Airport, runs onto plane

Credit: KING 5 News

Security checkpoints at Sea-Tac warn travelers about items that can't be carried onto planes -- everything from bottled water to firearms.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on November 9, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 9 at 11:04 AM

SEATAC, Wash. -- One man is under arrest Friday night after he managed to break through a security checkpoint at Sea-Tac Airport and into an empty plane.

Sea-Tac Airport's spokesperson Perry Cooper says the man, in his late 20's and likely under the influence of drugs, ran through a security checkpoint and down Concourse D around 8:30 p.m. while TSA and police gave chase.

He then got onto the jetway through a secure door to the airfield, up the stairs of a gangway where he broke the window of a code-locked door and crawled through that window onto the American Airlines plane. 

Once in the plane, officers were able to take the man into custody after a struggle. The man was arrested for investigation of trespassing and assaulting an officer.

Cooper said that there were no delays at the airport nor was there a shutdown.

 

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