Authorities investigating after man crashes through airport fence

Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (KSN File Photo)
Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – Authorities say they are still trying to determine why a man drove his truck through a fence and onto a taxiway at a Wichita airport.

Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. David Mattingly says the 26-year-old man from Marlow, Okla., rammed his truck through a fence at Mid-Continent Airport early Sunday. He then drove onto an airport taxiway and approached a private jet before security personnel stopped him.

Mattingly says the man was talking to himself when he was stopped. A handgun was found in this truck.

The man was jailed on suspicion of criminal trespass and criminal damage to property.

Mattingly says investigators do not believe the event was connected to terrorism.

In December, an avionics technician was charged with trying to carry out a suicide bombing at Mid-Continent.

 

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