Shirtless man arrested after he runs on tarmac, jumps on plane

/ 07:29 PM June 27, 2018
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In this Jan. 30, 2017, file photo, a Delta Air Lines flight takes off from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. Authorities said Tuesday, June 26, 2018, they’ve arrested a 19-year-old man accused of sprinting shirtless toward a jet at the airport and jumping on the wing. Image: AP Photo/David Goldman, File

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested a 19-year-old man accused of sprinting shirtless toward a jet at Atlanta’s airport and jumping on the wing.

News outlets report Atlanta Police have charged Jhryin Jones with criminal trespassing, public indecency and obstruction of law enforcement officers.

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Atlanta police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Jones scaled a fence Tuesday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and ran onto an active taxiway. She says he then jumped on the wing of a recently landed Delta Air Lines flight from Miami and pounded on windows.

Video obtained by WSB-TV shows a shirtless man sprinting across a grassy area toward an aircraft. Photographs showed the man being detained on the ground by officers.

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The airport tweeted there was no impact on operations.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Jones has a lawyer. NVG

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