3 arrested in D/FW airport security breach

05:18 AM CST on Wednesday, November 1, 2006

By HOLLY YAN / The Dallas Morning News

Three men being chased by officers Tuesday night drove through a security fence at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and ran across an airfield before they were arrested near a terminal.

D/FW DPS officers began pursuing the men’s vehicle on East Airfield Drive about 8 p.m. on suspicion of reckless driving, airport spokesman David Magaña said. The men crashed through the fence on the northeast side of the airfield operations area of the airport, abandoned their vehicle and ran across the airfield toward the terminal area. They were arrested near Terminal A.

‘The investigation is continuing, but at this point there is no indication that the incident was related to an act of terrorism,’ Mr. Magaña said.

Two of the airport’s seven runways were temporarily closed as a precaution. One arriving flight was diverted during the incident, and three departing flights were delayed, Mr. Magaña said.

Officials said there was no danger to any aircraft. Local and federal agencies were investigating the incident, but the charges had not been released.”