ATLANTA – A 19-year-old man has been arrested after he jumped onto the wing of a plane on an active taxiway at the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, authorities said.
The man, identified as Jhryin Jones, allegedly scaled a fence to gain access to the taxiway and then pounded on passenger windows while standing on the wing of the plane, a spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Department told ABC News.
The Detla Airlines flight originated in Miami.
The incident happened shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to police.
Video taken by a passenger on the plane shows the man sprinting across the tarmac in his underwear while holding an article of clothing on his right arm.
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Land in Atlanta and this happens. Prayers go up for this guy, clearly his mind is not in the right place. Thanks @delta and @atlairport for handling the situation promptly. Yes we are still on the airplane but I appreciate the safety precautions. 🙏🏾🙌🏾 #hartsfieldjacksonatlantainternationalairport #traveltuesday #atlanta #delta