VIDEO: Man who ran onto taxiway at Atlanta airport ‘appeared to be under the influence,’ police say

A man who hopped a razor-wire fence and ran onto an active taxiway at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Tuesday “appeared to be under the influence of narcotics,” according to a police report on the incident.

On Friday, Hartsfield-Jackson released surveillance video showing the man running across a roadway, after which he climbs a fence and runs onto the airfield.


The report said the man, who police identified as Jhyrin Jones, “was delusional.” According to the police report, Jones said he “smoked a blunt.”

Before the incident at the airport, “witnesses stated that the accused jumped onto several parked vehicles at a nearby construction site,” according to the report. Then, he “yelled out, ‘I’m going to kill y’all, I’m going to blow this place up, trust nobody, you better believe me,’” the report said.

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Jones, who approached a Delta Air Lines plane wearing only underwear and exposed himself to passengers, according to the report, was charged with criminal trespass, criminal damage to property, public indecency and obstruction to law enforcement.

The incident has raised concerns about airport perimeter security.

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