Pretending to talk on a cellphone, a man at Miami International Airport was caught on video jumping onto a luggage carousel on Saturday.
The footage shows him casually strolling past an empty security checkpoint at the American Airlines ticket counter and then diving into a luggage conveyor belt.
At this time, little is known about the intruder who ultimately made his way onto the runway and airport ramp.
In a second video, he is seen being chased by a group of airport employees in neon vests. A third video shows the same man being handcuffed by police as he lays on the ground.
The footage was provided to the Miami Herald by a source who wished to remain anonymous.
The unidentified man was able to get past a highly-restricted area that most employees don’t even have access to, the source said.
“Had there been a plane at that gate, this individual could have entered the plane or had access to the aircraft. This is a very restricted area, only accessible to some with very limited access, and he was able to gain access. Very concerning,” the source said.
American Airlines officials confirmed that the incident occurred, but they referred all questions to police, who have yet to comment on the incident.
MIA spokesman Marc Henderson said the incident is still under investigation and that it is still unclear if the man was a passenger, employee or scheduled to fly at all.
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