- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Five times over the past decade, people breached the perimeter security fences or gates surrounding Portland International Airport.

The Associated Press found those breaches among at least 268 at 31 major U.S. airports from January 2004 through January 2015. Incidents included fence jumpers taking shortcuts, intoxicated drivers crashing through barriers and mentally ill intruders looking to hop flights. None was terrorism-related.

Security measures typically include fences, cameras and patrols, but not every inch of fence is routinely patrolled or covered by video surveillance.

Only one Portland breach ended with an arrest. That was in 2007, when a man climbed a fence to enter the airfield.

The most recent incident happened in October 2013, when a man mistakenly drove through a gate left open for a construction project.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide