NEWARK (AP) — Police charged a man with trespassing after they say he walked onto a jet way where an unoccupied plane was parked at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Interior of Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal B (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Port Authority Police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says it happened around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at United Airlines Gate 74.

Pentangelo says the man passed through an alarmed door and walked onto the jet way.

Police took him into custody. The aircraft and surroundings were checked and deemed safe.

Pentangelo says the man was a ticketed passenger who had apparently missed his connection to Fort Lauderdale. His name has not been released.

 

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