Man arrested at LAX after jumping fence and doing push-ups on runway

Man arrested at LAX after jumping fence and doing push-ups on runway

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A man was arrested on Monday after jumping the perimeter fence at Los Angeles International Airport and running onto the runway.

 

A man was taken into custody after scaling a 10½-foot-tall perimeter fence at Los Angeles International Airport and running onto the runway to do push-ups.

 

The unidentified man was spotted running across the runway about 1:40 p.m Monday near a Delta aircraft that was preparing to take off.

 

‘Bizarre travel day here at LAX,’ Delta Airlines passenger Zach Wigal tweeted from his seat.

 

‘Right now sitting on a plane that was readying for takeoff. Someone ran onto the tarmac and apparently tried to stop / jump onto our plane.’

 

Another passenger, Chad Ridgely, tweeted: “The view from our @Delta flight at LAX. A guy ran onto the runway and started doing push-ups. Swiftly apprehended by @LAAirportPD before he could transition to sprints. ”

 

 

It is not understood what the man’s motives may have been.

 

Police confirmed the airfield was closed for approximately 20 minutes as it underwent a security sweep.

 

The breach is being investigated.