Man breaches security at Seattle airport, runs on plane

Posted at 2:56 PM, Nov 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-09 16:56:46-05
From Joe Sutton


(CNN) — A man breached security Friday night at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, bolted through a checkpoint and onto a plane, an airport spokesman said.

The man was chased by police and TSA officers, and was captured on a plane, said Perry Cooper, a spokesman for Sea-Tac Airport.

The incident started about 11:30 pm ET, when the man sprinted by the security checkpoint at concourse D, Cooper said.

He bolted out of a door and made his way out on the tarmac. He broke a window, by punching it, and was able to get into an empty American Airlines plane, Cooper said.

Representatives from American Airlines could not be immediately reached for comment.

The man, described as in his 20s, was apprehended on the plane.

Nobody was hurt and no flights were delayed. The suspect will be taken to jail, Cooper said.

The incident may have been influenced by drugs, Cooper said.

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