NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A suspected truck thief triggered a brief security incident while fleeing through John F. Kennedy International Airport Friday, authorities said.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Joe Pentangelo said police were notified about a possible security breach at a checkpoint around 6 a.m. Friday.
He said TSA workers were pursuing the man when he ran through an exit door at Gate 37. A pilot helped restrain the suspect.
Port Authority police found that the suspect had arrived at JFK in a white 2014 Isuzu truck that had been reported stolen two hours earlier in Manhattan, police said. The suspect was found to have the keys for the truck, police said.
Police dogs were used to sweep the area, just in case. It was declared safe.
Claudio Duran, 20, of Harlem, was charged with grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, criminal trespass, and trespass.
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