Share this story...
Latest News

Man scales fences, runs onto San Diego airport runway

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police arrested a shirtless man believed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol after he scaled two fences and ran onto a runway at San Diego International Airport, briefly interrupting flights.

Airport authority spokesman Jonathan Heller says all incoming and outgoing planes were halted for about seven minutes Thursday evening.

Heller says a maintenance worker spotted the man as he climbed over the fence near where planes wait before takeoff. Police say the man scaled a perimeter fence ringed with barbed wire before that.

Officers arrested 34-year-old Jonathan Edgcomb on suspicion of trespassing and being under the influence of a controlled substance. He’s scheduled to appear in court Monday.

It wasn’t immediately known if Edgcomb has a lawyer.

___

Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, http://www.utsandiego.com

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.