Man ID’d who got onto Hartsfield-Jackson tarmac, approached Delta flight

A man got onto the tarmac at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Tuesday, authorities confirmed, and approached a Delta Air Lines flight from Miami that had just landed.

Jhryin Jones, 19, scaled a fence at the airport and ran onto an active taxiway, Atlanta police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown said. 

He then approached the aircraft, jumped on the wing and began to pound on the windows, she said.

 

Video obtained by Channel 2 Action News appears to show the man approaching the aircraft while wearing only underwear.

 

The incident happened on the taxiway shortly before 5 p.m., the airport tweeted. The man was taken into custody by Atlanta police.

Jones was charged with criminal trespassing, public indecency and obstruction of law enforcement officers, Brown said.

The airport initially tweeted that someone “exited an aircraft stopped on a taxiway after arrival.” They later backed off that narrative.

 

The airport said operations were not impacted by the incident. 

 

An investigation is ongoing.

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