PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5)---A man is arrested after he allegedly walked around a tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. on April 17. That is when 45-year-old Zidong Wang was waiting for his flight at Terminal 4.
According to police, Wang decided to push through an alarmed door and exited onto the tarmac.
Wang then walked across two taxiways and proceeded to walk around the area for about 30 minutes before he was contacted by airport staff, police said.
Wang told airport staff that he wanted to get "some fresh air." He was later taken into custody and booked for criminal trespassing. Police say that Wang is a Chinese citizen.
Sky Harbor released the following statement to Arizona's Family on Tuesday afternoon:
On the night of April 17, a passenger opened an emergency exit door in the high A gates in Terminal 4. The passenger was on a layover and had been security screened prior to flying to PHX. He arrived at Sky Harbor from LAX and was scheduled to fly out the next morning. After the passenger pushed open the emergency exit and walked down to the air operations area, the passenger was confronted by two American Airlines employees, who detained him and contacted Phoenix Police. According to Police, he spoke little English and was confused.
This is a second time in a month an incident like this occurred at Sky Harbor Airport.