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

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

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A man got onto the tarmac at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday, authorities confirmed, and approached a Delta Air Lines flight from Miami that had just landed.

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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.

 

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.