Teen Arrested on Atlanta Airport's Tarmac After Allegedly Scaling Fence, Approaching Flight

Man ID’d who got onto Atlanta airport tarmac, approached Delta flight

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Jhryin Jones, 19, allegedly scaled a fence at the airport and ran onto an active taxiway, Atlanta police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown said

He then approached the aircraft, jumped on the wing and began to pound on the windows, Brown said.


Video obtained by WSB-TV allegedly shows the man approaching the aircraft while wearing only underwear. 

The incident happened on the taxiway shortly before 5 p.m., the airport tweeted. The man was taken into custody by Atlanta police, Brown confirmed.

Jones was charged with criminal trespassing, public indecency and obstruction of law enforcement officers, Brown said.

The airport initially tweeted that someone “exited an aircraft stopped on a taxiway after arrival.” They later backed off that narrative.


The airport said operations were not impacted by the incident. 

An investigation is ongoing.

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