SEA-TAC: Man runs through security, breaks into plane

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  1. MSYgirl

    MSYgirl Gold Member

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    A possibly intoxicated man allegedly bolted past terminal security, ran onto the tarmac and broke into an airplane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

    The man, who has not been identified by police but has been described as in his late 20s, was at checkpoint 5 in concourse D at Sea-Tac airport Friday at approximately 8:30 p.m. when he sprinted past security agents.

    As he was being chased, the man ran up some stairs into a jet bridge, and before officers could catch him, he climbed stairs to a door on the plane, but was unable to open the door because it was locked, Sea-Tac Airport spokesman Perry Cooper said. The man then punched through a window on the door and climbed through that window to board the aircraft, Cooper said.
     
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  2. Mike Reed

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    The article contradicts itself:
    Considering the flight took off, I'm imagining he didn't break a window on the aircraft - certainly not by punching it. Maybe a window on the jetway door?
     
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    That's what the comments seem to allude to since the article obviously jumbled some details.
     
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    It was a poorly-written article, but the impression I got is indeed punching the window on the jet bridge door.
     

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