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Police say Zidong Wang, 45, was on his flight at Sky Harbor Airport when decided to push through an alarmed door and exited onto the tarmac. (Source: MCSO)

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.

Back on April 12, a 25-year-old man caused a commotion during a flight and attempted to run onto a tarmac

 


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(11) comments

CharleyLouise

Where does it say in the statement that the dude was on "tarmac?" "Tarmac" is a trade name--think Kleenex or Jell-O--for tarmacadam, a paving surface patented nearly 120 years ago, similar to the more current and generic term "asphalt." Was he on asphalt or concrete, or just someplace he shouldn't have been? This word needs to be removed from every newsroom style book and replaced with "runway area" or "taxi area." Both are a whole lot more descriptive, as well as more accurate. But hey, it sounds cool to stand out at the airport, planes taking off behind you, and slip a cool word into your report.

TRUMP supporter

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. Were the police and security all sleeping then? They should ALL be fired.

ObeyLaws

Sum Ting Wong...

TRUMP supporter

Big time

Shredder

Deport.

JustSaying

What concerns me is the fact that he was able to wander around for 30 minutes outside before being "contacted" by airport officials...and I can't bring a bottle of shampoo on the plane.

Shanghaimagic

Deport all of these d@mn foreigners. Chinese often do the same thing in China and now they are here mucking up our country. We don't need any more migrants, temporary or otherwise...America is full!!

bruce

Driove from Phoenix to San Diego and see how full the country is.

Dean

"The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. on April 17." Must be a very slow news day. May as well wait to get a newspaper tomorrow.

Daddy

Is that air really that fresh?

Djamz

This knuckle-head is from China. Air from a j-John sh*t house is probably considered fresh air to this dumb a**

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