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Security Breach: San Jose Airport Chase Ends in Arrest

By    |   Monday, 24 Nov 2014 10:38 AM

A breach at the San Jose airport in which a man broke into the tarmac area has authorities asking how secure the airport is overall.

According to NBC News, 39-year-old Miguel Zaragoza breached the airport wall on Coleman Avenue around 10:15 a.m. on Sunday. Specifically, he broke into the Atlantic Aviation's private jet facility on the west side of Mineta San Jose International Airport.

Employees of Atlantic Aviation spotted him almost immediately, escorted him to a lobby, and called the police, explained San Jose Police Sgt. Heather Randol.

From there, Zaragoza fled the lobby and asked a maintenance man for a ride in his truck. When the worker refused, Zaragoza reportedly stole it.

He didn't make it far, however, as police apprehended him at Terminal B. He was soon booked into the Santa Clara County Jail.

"Our security procedures worked," Rosemary Barnes, a public information manager for the airport, told the San Jose Mercury News. "There was no operational impact as a result of this incident and no threat to public safety."

Two other high-profile airport breaches this year came in April and August. In the first incident a 15-year-old breached the airport walls, made his way to the tarmac, and stowed away in the wheel well of an airplane that made its way to Hawaii. In the second incident, serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman successfully boarded a flight to Los Angeles without a ticket – bypassing security and gate attendants.



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