THAT’S NICE, A MAN WAS ARRESTED…SO WHY ISN’T HIS NAME BEING RELEASED?
Stolen military truck driven onto Winnipeg runway
Last Updated: Thursday, September 2, 2010 | 10:08 AM CST
The truck was stopped by airport security patrols and city police officers at about 5:15 a.m. A man was taken into custody.
Christine Alongi, spokeswoman for the Winnipeg Airports Authority, said the driver of the truck managed to breach a fence around the airport and was spotted driving towards runway 13/31.
“Now, at an airport, anybody who drives on the airfield certainly has to be in contact with the tower and immediately the [people in the] tower noticed that there was a vehicle that had not identified themselves and called the airport duty manager as well as Winnipeg police,” she said.
‘There’s definitely perimeter fences all around the airfield. We’re not sure how this person gained access.’—Christine Alongi, Winnipeg Airports Authority
There were no inbound or outgoing flights at the time, she added.
The military base and airport are reviewing security measures.
“There’s definitely perimeter fences all around the airfield. We’re not sure how this person gained access,” Alongi said.
“That’s certainly something that is under investigation right now.”
The Winnipeg Police Service’s major crimes unit is also investigating.