A person sparked worry at a California airport Friday when he breached security and took a joyride on the taxiway, prompting an entire terminal to close — right before he was located hiding in a ceiling and arrested, law enforcement claimed.
The suspect somehow made his way down onto the tarmac at John Wayne Airport in Orange County at around 5:30 p.m., according to the neighborhood sheriff’s office.
He allegedly stole an airport automobile and drove it exterior of Terminal C right before fleeing on foot, the authorities said.
The breach pressured the terminal to go into lockdown and to be evacuated, grounding planes as regulation enforcement searched for the suspect with minimal-traveling helicopters and law enforcement dogs.
Cops finally identified that the male had climbed up into a ceiling previously mentioned a ticketing area by generating his way by way of an abandoned kitchen area, CBS Los Angeles claimed.
Online video from the outlet showed deputies trying to persuade the suspect to get down.
Just after some negotiations, which included passing a bottle of drinking water up into the ceiling, the male agreed to surrender. Footage showed him climbing down a ladder, lined in dust.
He was taken into custody and booked at the Orange County Jail. His identify was not immediately introduced.
The airport later announced that it had reopened, but verified delays and cancelations as a end result of the wild incident.
The sheriff’s division reported it would perform with the airport to look into how the person was capable to get on to the airfield.