by Donald Wood
Last updated: 10:16 AM ET, Mon November 6, 2017
A man traveling through a Miami airport was caught on camera sneaking through a security checkpoint before ultimately making it onto the tarmac and getting arrested.
According to the Miami Herald, a source revealed closed-circuit footage of an unidentified man walking into an unattended security line at the American Airlines ticket counter at Miami International Airport Saturday.
The man was pretending to be on a cell phone when he jumped through a luggage conveyor belt to bypass security. After making it past the security gate, he traveled through a highly restricted area which many employees reportedly can't even access.
Eventually, the man made it through an exit door onto the runway and airport ramp.
"Had there been a plane at that gate, this individual could have entered the plane or had access to the aircraft," the anonymous source told the Miami Herald. "This is a very restricted area, only accessible to some with very limited access, and he was able to gain access. Very concerning."
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Airport employees wearing neon vests saw the man once he entered the tarmac and swarmed, bringing him to the ground and restraining him. A police officer was quickly on the scene and placed the intruder in handcuffs.
A spokesperson for Miami International Airport said the incident is still under investigation.
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