Man bolts through TSA checkpoint and onto plane at Seattle airport

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A man bolted through security unchecked and ran onto a plane Friday night at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, an airport spokesman said.

The man, said to be in his mid-20s, sprinted by the security checkpoint at Concourse D at about 8:30 p.m. PDT, said Perry Cooper, a spokesman for Sea-Tac Airport, CNN reported.

The man broke through a door and made his way out onto the tarmac. He raced up a stairway and punched through a window in a door at the end of a jetway connecting the empty American Airlines plane with the terminal, Cooper said. He crawled through the broken window and entered the plane, KOMO News reported.

“He had to be tackled to the ground,” the spokesman said, adding the arrested man suffered minor injuries. Cooper said officers were unhurt.

The man was captured on the plane by police and Transportation Security Administration officers, CNN reported. The spokesman said the man may have been under the influence of drugs.

Nobody was hurt, and no flights were delayed, CNN said.

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