Videos: Police Respond To Airport Security Breach

September 28, 2010

At 4:00am this morning (Sept 28) Police responded to the L. F. Wade International Airport where the Airport Security Police reported that a breach of security had occurred. They reported that a man was found in a restricted area without authority, which Bernews understands to be on the tarmac attempting to use a ladder to gain entry to a plane.

A 31-year-old Warwick man was subsequently arrested by Police and is now in custody. Two American Airlines planes were fully checked and deemed safe for travel. An on-going operation is underway at the airport involving the police, Department of Airport Operations and other agencies to investigate this matter fully.

Airport General Manager, Aaron Adderley, said “While there was never any intelligence to suggest that the security breach was an attempt to do anything improper, we felt it necessary to do a drastic and methodical check of the two aircraft that were parked on the Apron before we felt it was safe to clear them for travel.”

He added, “While we certainly cannot recall having a breach of this sort in recent memory, we shall investigate it thoroughly to ensure that measures are put in place to minimize the risk of it happening again.”

Video showing the Police on scene, airlines and more:

Assistant Commissioner David Mirfield makes a statement at the airport:

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