Man wearing only underwear runs across Atlanta airport runway, jumps on plane’s wing
Authorities arrested a 19-year-old man accused of jumping on the wing of a jet at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Tuesday.
ATLANTA — Authorities say they’ve arrested a 19-year-old man accused of sprinting shirtless toward a jet at Atlanta’s airport and jumping on the wing.
News outlets report Atlanta Police have charged Jhryin Jones with criminal trespassing, public indecency and obstruction of law enforcement officers.
Atlanta police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Jones scaled a fence Tuesday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and ran onto an active taxiway. She says he then jumped on the wing of a recently landed Delta Air Lines flight from Miami and pounded on windows.
Video obtained shows a shirtless man sprinting across a grassy area toward an aircraft. Photographs showed the man being detained on the ground by officers.
The airport tweeted there was no impact on operations.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Jones has a lawyer.