Flights delayed, canceled after man breaches security at Illinois airport

A man is taken into custody for trying to make the ram a terminal of the airport in a stolen car, and then try to break into a police vehicle.


Different weekend-flights were delayed or canceled at an Illinois airport after a man tried to take a stolen vehicle in the ram of the main terminal and the breach of security.

The Gen. Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport in the heart of Illinois says in a news release that the man was taken into custody and taken to a hospital after the incident early Saturday. The airport was closed for a few hours.

Airport officials say the man used the car to try to ram the building, but was not successful. He cleared a way to the inside and spent several minutes in a secure environment before you try to break into a police vehicle.

The man’s condition was not immediately clear, nor whether he had been charged. The Associated Press couldn’t reach Peoria County sheriff’s officials Sunday.

The authorities believe that the incident was isolated.

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