Rogue vehicle narrowly misses cargo planes at LAX
The security breach at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday involving a driver who crashed through a fence and led to a two-runway chase occurred in the airport’s cargo area, according to local newspapers.
A gray Mazda hatchback with the letters “SOS” scrawled on the hood closed the freeway at the south end of the airport and smashed the chain link fence by the FedEx Express (NYSE: FDX) warehouse around 6 p.m. He then passed a parked FedEx cargo plane and crossed two busy runways.
During the chase, the vehicle zoomed in a few meters from several all-cargo planes, including one from Mexico-based MAS Air Cargo, according to CBS LA video.
A dozen police cars eventually surrounded the vehicle and the driver, who was taken into custody.
The airport authority has already erected a new fence and added jersey barriers, a spokesperson said.
The suspect was later identified as Ramon Antonio Angulobello, 36. He was arrested and reserved for the crime of vandalism and trespassing on airport property.
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