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Man arrested after scaling airport fence

Published: 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Almost two years after he was freed of being a member of the gang linked to the assassination of Dana Seetahal, SC, a man from Carapo has been arrested for trespassing at the Piarco International Airport.

The suspect was arrested at the airport by Airports Authority security on Sunday after he was spotted running near the terminal building. He remained detained and is expected to appear in the Arima Magistrate’s Court today.

A short video clip of the incident was shared on social media sites and services yesterday. It shows a bare-backed man surrendering to a group of security personnel.

In the video, the man is heard attempting to give an explanation for his presence in the restricted area. His voice was barely audible above the sound of equipment operating in the background.

The man told security officers he was attacked while walking near the University of T&T (UTT) ECIAF Campus at Caroni North Bank Road in Centeno, which borders the runway of the airport. He claimed he passed through a hole in the fence to escape. His claims were being investigated by police up to late yesterday.

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