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Intruder runs onto runway at Los Angeles airport

Posted at 8:41 PM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 23:41:39-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Police have arrested a man they say jumped a fence and ran onto a runway at Los Angeles International Airport.
    
Airport police Officer Rob Pedregon says the man was spotted running across the runway at about 1:40 p.m. Monday near a Delta Airlines jet that was preparing to take off.
    
A passenger, Chad Ridgely, tweeted that the man started doing pushups before he was arrested.
    
Pedregon say the intruder is a middle-aged homeless man with mental health problems. The officer says he scaled a 10 ½-foot-tall perimeter fence topped with barbed wire with a concrete barrier at the base.
    
The runway was closed about 20 minutes and the plane was given a mechanical check before it was allowed to depart.
    
The breach is being investigated.

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