NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New York City man who had a knife in his pocket jumped over a barrier and ran onto the tarmac at Newark Liberty International Airport before being tackled by a police officer.

Thirty-nine-year Xiang Xun Shao of Manhattan was charged with defiant trespass and a weapons offense following Saturday night’s incident at Newark Liberty.

He was later taken to a nearby hospital, where he was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.

A spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the airport, said Shao was initially seen walking around near a gate where vehicles access the tarmac area. He then jumped over a retractable metal barrier and briefly ran onto the tarmac before being caught near Terminal C.

No planes were delayed as a result of the incident.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (9)
  1. dont eat the roast pork says:

    What they also left out in the story was he was chasing a dog for the #3 special on monday.Now what will the put in the moo shu .

  2. Betsy Crenshaw says:

    Goodness me, he could’ve stabbed a plane.

  3. lydia says:

    as normal at that place the security sucks.
    –s’e’ek’c’ou’ga’r.c óm–.it is the first and best club for y’ounger women and old’er men, or older women and y’ounger men,to int’eract with each other. Maybe you wanna ch’eck ‘it out or tell your friends!

  4. K.Y.Jelly says:

    Tomy must be the perps Uncle or Aunt….lol
    Go CBS!

  5. Ph.D says:

    If a “ocket knife “is in your heart or slashes a main artery it is a deadly knife.
    Knives have sharp blades that cut flesh ,and dont have to be a Machette or
    Bowie knife to do damage.

  6. Pat Johnson says:

    TSA has been embarrassed enough lately patting down a 95 yr old GrandMa
    and 4 yr old kids , lets see how they can secure airports now this kind of
    tresspass is getting to frequent in the NY area.

  7. Tomy says:

    BOYCOTT CBS till they learn to report storys with truth rather then exagerating them…
    (pocket knife is NOT considered a deadly knife )

    STOP dramatizing stories and report them accurately without trying to get ratings….

  8. Robert Senn says:

    as normal at that place the security sucks

  9. f says:

    That’s not a knife!

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