This guy was drunk, high off some drugs, and apparently off his rocker:
A 24-year-old man faces criminal charges and psychiatric testing after he broke through a fence and drove a black Jeep Cherokee onto the runway at Philadelphia International Airport Thursday. CBS News correspondent Whit Johnson reports that, for a while, authorities thought it might be a terror attack.
One flight had just seconds to abort its landing. More than a dozen other planes drifted in a holding pattern as air traffic controllers scrambled to communicate with pilots: “We’re stopping all airport movement at this time due to a situation on the field,” a controller announced.
“Yeah, I guess somebody’s having fun,” replied one pilot. Police said Kenneth Mazik was either drunk or high on drugs when he rammed his Jeep through a chain link gate. The ensuing chase at the busy hour of 11 a.m. shut down the airport for roughly 30 minutes. According to CBS Station KYW, police said Mazik drove around the airport for several minutes, including down runway 27R, before police were able to stop the car and take him into custody. In addition to DUI and resisting arrest, Mazik may face federal charges. Police called it an isolated incident with no link to terrorism; KYW reports no explosives were found in the vehicle.