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Man wearing hospital gown jumps fence at Miami International Airport

Man runs onto tarmac at Miami International Airport
Man runs onto tarmac at Miami International Airport

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A man was taken into custody Wednesday morning after he jumped a perimeter fence at Miami International Airport, authorities confirmed.

Police said the man, who was wearing a hospital gown, busted through the back window of an ambulance and dashed over to the fence.

He then ran through the tarmac before he was apprehended and brought over to the E gates, authorities said.

Back at the airport’s perimeter, police dogs sniffed around airport grounds to see if anything was dropped while the man was running.

Miami-Dade Public Works officials, as well as troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol and Miami-Dade police officers were all spotted at the scene.

The man’s identity was not immediately released and it’s unclear why he was initially being transported by ambulance.


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Parker Branton joined Local 10 News in January 2019 as a reporter. He was born and raised in Rome, Georgia, but now loves living on the sunny beaches of South Florida.

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.